Mr. Baxter brings over 25 years of experience principally in Latin America, in the mining industry. Mr. Baxter was previously the General Manager of Baxter Consulting Engineering, a consulting company providing project appraisals to mining companies located primarily in Peru, from September 2000 to June 2002. From May 2000 to September 2000, he held the position of Business Development Coordinator Americas for North Limited, a senior Australian mining company acquired by Rio Tinto, PLC in October 2000. Also at North Limited, Mr. Baxter held the posts of Regional Geologist, Americas from June 1999 to May 2000 and regional Manager (Chile/Argentina) from November 1996 to June 1999. Mr. Baxter was also a Director of Chariot Resources Ltd. which was sold to China Sci Tech, a Hong Kong listed company. Mr. Baxter was Chairman of the Board of Marobre S.A.C., a 100% owned subsidiary of China Sci Tech, until September 2010. Mr. Baxter was also a Director of Petaquilla Minerals until November 2009. He was President, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Norsemont Mining until March 2011 when the company was acquired by Hudbay Minerals. Mr Baxter is also a Director of Pan Global Resources Inc.
Mr. Baxter has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM).