Directors and Management

Board of Directors

Mark Child
Executive Chairman

Mr. Child has 25 years of equity capital markets experience, as an institutional stockbroker and in corporate finance/private equity, mainly in emerging markets. He has worked for W.I. Carr Indosuez, Hoare Govett, Prudential Bache Securities and was the managing director of Sun Hung Kai Securities (UK) Ltd. At board level Mr. Child has been an executive director of Hong Kong listed Regent Pacific Group, an emerging market fund manager and private equity group, which spun off Charlemagne Capital Limited and AIM listed plc. In addition he has been a Non Executive director of several private companies. He joined the Board of Condor Resources on the 24th May, 2006.

Jim Mellon
Non Executive Director

Jim Mellon, based in the Isle of Man, is a renowned fund manager. He began his career with GT Management in the US and in Hong Kong and later became the co-founder and managing director of Thornton Management (Asia) Limited based in Hong Kong. He is co-founder of Regent Pacific Group and Charlemagne CapitalLimited. He is currently chairman of Manx Financial Group Plc, Webis Holdings plc and co-chairman of Regent Pacific Group Ltd and Emerging Metals Limited, a director of Charlemagne Capital Limited, Burnbrae Group Limited and various other investment companies. Mr Mellon holds a Master's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Roger Davey
Non Executive Director

Roger Davey is a Chartered Mining Engineer with over thirty five years' experience in the mining industry covering the feasibility, financing, development and operation of both underground and surface mining operations at senior management and Director level. Previous positions include Director and General Manager of AngloGold subsidiaries in Argentina and the Senior Mining Engineer at N M Rothschild (London) in the Mining and Metals project finance team. Roger is a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines, with a Master of Science degree in Mineral Production Management from Imperial College, London University. He is presently also a Non-Executive director of Orosur Mining, EMED Mining and Alexander Mining. He is fluent in Spanish (conversational and commercial).

Peter Flindell
Non Executive Director

Peter Flindell is a minerals exploration geologist with 30 years' experience in the mining industry covering the exploration, discovery and feasibility of gold mining operations at senior management level. Previous positions include twelve years with Newmont Mining Corporation, latterly as the Exploration Manager for the Western Pacific, and eleven years with Avocet Mining as the company’s Chief Geologist and Executive Vice President Exploration where he led a team to the discovery of over 11 million ounces gold Mineral Resources. Peter is a graduate of the Australian National University. He is presently also the Chief Executive Officer of Signal Delta, a Singapore-based company that focuses on the development of minerals projects in Southeast Asia and a Non Executive Director of Indodrill Group.

Kate Harcourt
Non-Executive Director

Kate Harcourt is a Chartered Environmentalist with twenty five year's experience of the environmental and social aspects of both open pit and underground mining projects around the globe. Kate has been nominated by the IFC to the Board following their 8.5% shareholding in the Company. She has worked as part of the Owner's Team for a number of companies and also on behalf of financial institutions, for example carrying out compliance performance monitoring during construction and operations. Kate has worked as a Director of Health, Safety, Environment, Communities and Security for MagIndustries, a natural resource company with assets in Republic of Congo. She has worked for the IFC on a geothermal project in Nicaragua since 2010. Kate has a Master of Science degree from Imperial College in Environmental Technology.

Senior Management

Dave Crawford
Chief Technical Officer

Dave Crawford is a Mining Engineer / MBA with 36 years background in project studies, mine design, economic analysis and resource estimation spanning 36 years in multiple commodities and multiple countries.   He is a Registered Professional Engineer  and a Qualified Person under CNI 43-101.  Mr. Crawford has worked with Newmont Mining as a Study Director for Mergers and Acquisitions and Value Assurance in gold and copper projects,  in-situ uranium projects in Kazakhstan, and Principal Mining Engineer with Pincock, Allen and Holt. 

Jose Mario Gonzalez Granados
General Manager

Mr. Gonzalez has more than 16 years experience in Business Administration in El Salvador. He was involved in starting up of Condor Resources' subsidiaries Minerales Morazan, SA de CV (El Salvador , 2004) and Condor, SA ( Nicaragua , 2006). Mr. Gonzalez has been participating in meetings and negotiations with the Government regarding the metallic mining industry in El Salvador. He is also actively contributing to work to the Nicaraguan Chamber of Mines.

Doctor Warren Pratt
Senior Geological Consultant

Warren Pratt (BSc Geology, Hull, 1986; PhD Structural Geology, University of Wales, 1990) is tasked with designing the exploration programme at La India Project outside of the 3 main vein sets, which host 2.1M oz gold at 4.0g/t gold, with the aim of determining whether La India Project hosts substantially larger gold mineral resources. Dr Pratt has a strong mapping background and a decade of British Geological Survey field experience and training.. In 1994 he won the President’s Award of the Geological Society of London for detailed thematic mapping. Since 1995 he has worked extensively in gold, silver and copper exploration, including consulting on some World Class mineral deposits. These include Navidad (Argentina), Ventana Gold (Colombia) and Kupol (Russia). Structurally complex epithermal gold/silver deposits (shear zone, epithermal and massive sulphide) are a speciality. Dr Pratt has a track record of generating gold targets in under-explored areas, for example, the Cañicapa high sulfidation gold project, discovered during a World Bank program in Ecuador. He is also part of the team that discovered the Igor gold/silver epithermal deposit (Sienna Gold Corp) in Peru. He is fluent in Spanish. Dr Pratt is a Competent Person as defined by Chapter 17 of the UKLA Sourcebook.

Carlos Pullinger, BSc, MSc
Senior Geologist

Carlos joined Condor in 2011.  He has 22 years of experience as a geologist in volcanology, geothermal and epithermal gold exploration. Prior to joining Condor he worked as an exploration geologist of geothermal resources and was project director of the development of two geothermal fields in El Salvador. He was also involved in the creation of a government institution in charge of monitoring geologic phenomena, later heading the Geological Survey within that institution.

Armando Jose Tercero Gamez, Ing Geol
Chief Geologist

Mr Tercero, a Nicaraguan national, graduated in Geology in the Soviet Union prior to gaining 25 years experience as an exploration geologist in Nicaragua. He has extensive experience in the discovery and definition of gold mineralised epithermal vein systems. In the late 1980's he was the principal Nicaraguan geologist in the cornerstone Soviet sponsored exploration project of the La India Mining District. Prior to joining Condor Resources in 2005 he was exploration manager for Triton, S.A., the Canadian-owned operators of Nicaragua's El Limon and La Libertad gold mines. Under Mr Tercero direction a number of significant gold-bearing veins were discovered and defined in El Limon and La India Mining Districts, including the Santa Pancha Vein which is currently being mined at Triton's multi-million ounce El Limon Gold Mine.

Irene Chow
Chief Environmental Officer

Irene Chow is an Environmental Quality Engineer, studied at Central American University in Nicaragua (1999-2003). She has done further studies in Environmental Studies on geothermal projects at United Nation University in Iceland (2007) and Energy Planning at University of Oslo in Norway (2008). She obtained a double Master degree (2008-2010) on Environment and Resources Management with a focus on renewable energies from Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Germany and on Environmental Sciences from National Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí in Mexico. She worked for the Central American University in Nicaragua as an Assistant Coordinator of e-Learning project EL@C, as Environmental Programme Manager and as teacher of Environmental Impact Assessment and Cleaner Production. She has experience as an environmental consultant with i.e. the Ministry of Environment and UNDP, in the development of environmental projects, environmental management programs and EMS ISO 14001. She also worked for Catholic Relief Services as Executive Assistant of ACORDAR Project and was responsible of the environmental measurements in agricultural projects. Before joining Condor as the Chief Environmental Officer in April 2013, she worked as an IP Analyst at MDB Capital Group.

Silvia Irene Perez
Health & Safety / Human Resources Officer

Silvia joined Condor in 2011 as Health and Safety Officer and is responsible for the social studies in the Environmental Social Impact Assessment in the forthcoming Pre-Feasibility Study. Silvia studied Industrial Engineering and graduated at Cristian University of Nicaragua in 2004, with postgraduate studies in Occupational Health and Safety and Mining Safety Management from the Research Centre for Health, Labor, and Environment, and the Peruvian Chamber of Mines (CAMIPER). She got a Master degree in 2016 on Master in integrated management system HSEQ from Camilo Jose Cela University – Spain and Internal Auditor certificate on ISO 9001, 14001 and OSHAS 18001 by Bureau Veritas. Currently, she is Health &Safety and Human Resources Officer.

From 2006 – 2008 she worked for a Multinational company HANSAE Fashion Worldwide as production supervisor and maintenance engineer. In 2009 she worked for the Nicaraguan Ministry of Labor as Divisional Inspector in Occupational Health and Safety. In early 2011, she joined B2Gold in Nicaragua, a Canadian company producing circa 200,000 oz gold per annum, as Industrial Relations and Public Affair Officer.

Victor Martinez
Community Relations Officer

Victor Martinez is an Economics graduate from the Central American University in Nicaragua with further studies in Business. He has a Master Degree in Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights from American University.  Additionally, his thesis project was awarded by The Human Rights Program of Netherland for Central America which financed the project for its accomplishment.

Before joining Condor, Victor was the head of community relations, CSR and communications of the biggest mine in Nicaragua since the beginning of its operation in 2010, during this period of time the company´s social projects were awarded by the Corporate Social Responsibility National Association. Also, he was a member of the strategic team of Antenna Relocation Project in Santo Domingo Mine.

Victor has worked in International NGO´s developing inclusive markets initiatives, livelihoods, gender mainstreaming and community empowerment projects.