Chief Executive Officer & Director
John E. Black, B.Sc., M.Sc.
John Black is an economic geologist with more than 30 years of exploration experience in the Americas, Central Asia, the SW Pacific, and Eastern Europe/Western Asia. He first worked in South America in 1993 and has been actively involved in mineral exploration throughout the continent for several companies since that time. His professional credentials include a B.Sc. degree in Geology from Stanford University in 1983 and an M.S. degree in Geology – Ore Deposits Exploration from the same University in 1988. John was the founding President of Antares Minerals Inc. and was instrumental in acquiring the Haquira project in Peru for Antares. He was the key driver in negotiating the sale of Antares to First Quantum Minerals for C$650 million. John’s early career included work with Bear Creek Mining Company, Kennecott Minerals Corporation, Rio Tinto and Western Mining Corporation and he currently serves as the CEO and director of Aldebaran Resources Inc..
President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Fernando Pickmann, LLM
Mr. Pickmann has a law degree and an LLM in corporate Law and over 20 years of corporate, securities and mining law experience. His legal practice has been focused on advising significant mining companies in Peru. He has acted as internal legal advisor of Peruvian Government on the Mining Privatization Committee of Centromin Peru; he has been board member of several public and private junior mining companies and board member of Petroperu (Peruvian Agency for oil and gas) and is currently partner of Dentons law firm in the Lima office, negotiating multiple transfer, assignment and mining option contracts. Mr. Pickmann has also been a Professor of Mining Law and Strategic Alliances at Lima University. Mr. Pickmann was CEO of Southern Legacy Minerals prior to its amalgamation with Regulus. He is currently also on the Board of Aldebaran Resources Inc.
Chief Geological Officer
Dr. Kevin B. Heather, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Kevin B. Heather is an economic geologist with 40 years of field experience in North and South America. Dr. Heather was a founding member of both Antares and Regulus and directed the exploration that led to the discovery of the high-grade Haquira East deposit in Southern Peru, which sold to First Quantum Minerals in December 2010 for C$650 million. His professional credentials include a BSc. (honours) degree in Geology from UBC in 1982, a MSc. degree in Geology from Queen’s University in 1985, and a PhD. degree from the University of Keele in 2001. Dr. Heather is currently the Chief Geological Officer (CGO) for Regulus and Aldebaran and is the QP (FAUSIMM) responsible at a corporate level for overseeing the technical aspects of both company’s exploration activities. During his career Dr. Heather has been involved with several discoveries and has worked on various world-class ore deposits including the El Indio Au-Ag-Cu Mine (Chile), the Pascua-Lama Au-Ag deposit (Chile-Argentina), and the Au-Ag Cerro Vanguardia Au-Ag deposit (Patagonia, Argentina).
Chief Financial Officer & Director
Mark Wayne, LL.B, CFA
Mark Wayne is a co-founder, director and the Chief Financial Officer of Regulus and, prior to that, Antares Minerals Inc. Mr. Wayne has a law degree and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He practiced law from 1980 – 1987, specializing in the fields of corporate and securities law. In 1987 he founded and became President of AltaFund Investment Corp., a public investment company that raised $110 million. In 1991, AltaFund joined the Altamira group of mutual funds and Mr. Wayne subsequently served as Vice-President, Western Canada for Altamira until November 1998. Mr. Wayne has raised money for, and served as a director or officer of, a number of public and private companies over the years in the mining, oil and gas and technology sectors. Mr. Wayne is based in Calgary, Alberta and is also an investment advisor with IA Securities Inc., a full service investment dealer.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Adam Greening is a professional geologist with over 12 years of experience in corporate development, exploration and strategy. Prior to joining Regulus, Adam worked at Yamana Gold where he helped evaluate and execute successful acquisitions and divestitures valued at approximately C$4.5 billion. Prior to Yamana Gold, Adam worked at Goldcorp and MPH Consulting as a geologist. Adam has a MBA from the Rotman School of Management -University of Toronto and a B.Sc (honours) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Adam is also Vice President of Corporate Development for Aldebaran Resources.
Megan. Cameron-Jones has 30 years experience in providing regulatory and management services to public companies. She is also the Corporate Secretary of Aldebaran Resources Inc. and a director and officer of Highway 50 Gold Corp. For 23 years, Megan was a director and officer of Goldrock Mines Corp. which was acquired by Fortuna Silver Mines in 2016 for $130 million. She was also a director and officer of Pachamama Resources Inc. which merged with Regulus in 2012.
Vice President, Project Development
Joe Fernandez, Eng.
Mr. Fernandez has served in many different mining related roles over his 35+ year career. Those roles span from exploration and development to operations management and reclamation. His most recent accomplishments are with the Antares Minerals project, Haquira, in Peru serving as the VP of Project Development and responsible for the completion of the PEA of Haquira. As Director of Planning with BHP at its Tintaya Mine, Mr. Fernandez gained invaluable experience operating in Peru. From the corporate offices of BHP, he participated in the internal review of several large projects; leading the team in the review of Tintaya’s oxide expansion project. Mr. Fernandez has held operating and management positions at Pinto Valley, The Ray Mine, Johnson Camp, Tintaya, and San Manuel Mine. Mr. Fernandez also held a senior position with Redhawk Copper performing exploration and development roles at the company’s Copper Creek Project near San Manuel, Arizona.
Manager, Investor Relations
Ben Cherrington previously worked in media as a senior project director leading marketing campaigns for executives in the mining sector across the Americas and Africa with Global Business Reports (GBR), and as an analyst writing country-specific investment guides. He has over nine years of experience working in Latin America in the mining and oil & gas sectors, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. Ben has received the Economic Leadership for Mining certificate from the University of British Columbia, with a specialization in Exploration Economics. He is also Manager of Investor Relations for Aldebaran Resources Inc.