President, CEO & Director
Mr. Beck has more than 15 years of international project management and corporate development experience in the mining industry. He was recently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Filo after serving as the President of the Company since 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Beck served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Projects of Filo Mining and Josemaria Resources Inc. (formerly NGEx Resources Inc.). Before joining Filo, Mr. Beck worked in corporate development with Lundin Mining, with a focus on project development, corporate strategy, acquisitions, divestments, and joint ventures. Mr. Beck joined the Lundin Group of Companies in 2009 and has worked with many of the mining companies in the group. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Queen's University and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gibbs previously served as CFO for Josemaria Resources Inc. ("Josemaria"), which was recently purchased by Lundin Mining Corporation. He is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and a graduate of the University of Calgary where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He has held a variety of prominent executive and board positions within the Lundin Group of companies. Prior to his role at Josemaria, he served as CFO of Africa Oil Corp., a TSX and Nasdaq Stockholm listed Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia. Previously, Mr. Gibbs was CFO of Tanganyika Oil where he played a pivotal role in the sale of the company to Sinopec International Petroleum for $2 billion. Prior to Tanganyika Oil, Mr. Gibbs was CFO of Valkyries Petroleum, which was the subject of a $750 million takeover. Mr. Gibbs has also held directorship positions with Lundin Gold Inc. since inception in 2014, Africa Energy Inc. (2011 - 2022) and Africa Oil Corp., since 2019.
Vice President Exploration
Mr. Carmichael joined the Company from the UK office of Lundin Mining Corporation, where he was General Manager, Resource Exploration with oversight of all near-mine and resource definition exploration activities. Prior to joining Lundin Mining, Mr. Carmichael acted as Vice President, Exploration for EuroZinc Mining Corporation and held executive positions and directorships for several other Canadian exploration companies operating internationally. He has also been a director and first Vice President of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) and sat on the technical committee for Geoscience BC. Mr. Carmichael currently also serves as the Vice President Exploration of NGEx Minerals Ltd.
Mr. Carmichael is a registered Professional Engineer in the province of British Columbia, holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia and has 29 years of experience in public company management and international mineral exploration.
Vice President, Operations & Projects
Mr. Brettschneider previously served as Vice President, Technical Services for Josemaria. He has over 25 years of international mining, project development and consulting experience. Prior to joining Josemaria Resources, Mr. Brettschneider was Vice President of the mining consulting businesses at two global engineering companies. His experience includes 10 years leading large multinational teams delivering engineering studies and consulting services to clients in North and South America, as well as 13 years in on-site project development and operations roles in various gold operations in Australia and in Peru. Mr. Brettschneider holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and an MBA from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada.
VP Corporate Development & Investor Relations
Mr. D'Sa is a mining finance professional with over 11 years of experience in capital markets and a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, and project development. He joins Filo from a corporate development role at GT Gold Corp., following the acquisition by Newmont Corporation. Mr. D'Sa previously held investment banking roles of increasing seniority focused on the metals and mining sector, most recently with Canaccord Genuity Corp. Mr. D'Sa holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada and an MBA degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Diego Charchaflie, P. GEO
South American General Manager
Mr. Charchaflie joined the Lundin Group as a Junior Geologist in South America in 1993. He was a member of the team that discovered the Veladero gold deposit in Argentina and participated on the exploration of Josemaria and Filo del Sol, Argentina, and Los Helados, Chile. Mr. Charchaflie now serves as South America General Manager for Filo. He has a Licentiate in Geological Sciences from Buenos Aires University, and an MBA from CEMA University, Buenos Aires and a M.Sc. Degree from the University of British Columbia.
He was also part of the exploration team that discovered the Navidad silver project, and collaborated on several grass root exploration ventures including precious and base metals as well as uranium mineralization.
Judy A. McCall
Ms. McCall is a Corporate and Securities Paralegal Specialist and brings over 13 years experience in the private and public natural resource sector. In her role as Corporate Secretary, Ms. McCall has been responsible for supporting the board of directors and executive management in legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, board and committee matters, continuous disclosure requirements, corporate and securities transactions, initial public listings, cross-border trading and records management. Ms. McCall has been an active member of the Governance Professionals of Canada since 2015 and concurrently acts as Corporate Secretary for NGEx Minerals.