Board of Directors
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 a Director or Technical Advisor for several private and public exploration companies.
President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
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 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 PERU PETRO (oil and Gas Peruvian Agency) and is currently partner of GALLO BARRIOS PICKMANN Law Firm leading the mining practice currently Mr. Pickmann is considered as one of the leading lawyers in Peruvian mining practice by Chambers and Partners and Who is Who.
Mr. Pickmann has also been Professor of Mining Law and Strategic Alliances at Lima University. He has managed joint ventures, listings and financing of several junior mining companies with the Lima Stock Exchange. Mr. Pickmann was CEO of Southern Legacy Minerals prior to its amalgamation with Regulus Resources Inc. Mr. Pickmann is based in Lima, Peru.
Chief Financial Officer & Director
Mark Wayne, LL.B, CFA
Mark Wayne is a co-founder, director and the Chief Financial Officer of Regulus Resources 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 a Vice President of IA Securities Inc., a full service investment dealer.
John M. Leask, P.Eng.
Mr. Leask has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in geological engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a Professional Engineer. Mr. Leask was formerly the President and CEO of Pachamama Resources Inc., which merged with Regulus Resources in 2012. Mr. Leask is a director of Highway 50 Gold Corp., a Nevada explorer, as well as a director of Goldrock Mines Corp. He was previously the founder, Chairman and President of White Knight Resources Ltd. which was acquired by US Gold Corp. (now McEwen Mining) in 2007 Mr.Leask has served as a director of Regulus Resources since 2012.
Gordon P. Leask, P.Eng.
Mr. Leask has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in geological engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a Professional Engineer. He has served as CEO and President of Mansfield Minerals Inc. since 1991, as CEO and President of Highway 50 Gold Corp. since 2008 and was a director of Pachamama Resources Ltd. from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Leask has over 25 years of experience in the exploration and mining business. Mr.Leask has served as a director of Regulus Resources since 2012.
Raymond Jannas, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Jannas has a Ph.D. from Harvard University and more than 30 years’ experience in mining geology, exploration and business development with companies such as Minera Fuego, Hochschild Mining, Gold Fields, Metallica Resources and LAC Minerals. Dr. Jannas’ main focus has been in exploration and business development in Latin America (principally Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela) in addition to world-wide project generation. During his career, Dr. Jannas has headed exploration teams that led to the discovery of deposits such as Pascua-Lama and El Morro in Chile, and Choco 10 in Venezuela, as well as the acquisition of Cerro Corona in Peru. Dr. Jannas is currently a consultant to Volcan Compania Minera, The Sentient Group and Minera Fuego Ltda. He is President of his own consulting company (Gexsa Ltda.) as well as a director of Iron Creek Capital Corp. (TSX-V: IRN). Prior to joining Regulus Resources as a director, Mr. Jannas was a director for Southern Legacy Minerals.
Anthony Hawkshaw was a Chartered Accountant for 29 years and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the Ryerson University in Toronto. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Hawkshaw was the CFO of Grove Energy Limited, a London and Toronto listed oil and gas development-company. In 2005, Mr. Hawkshaw was the CFO of Chariot Resources Limited. Prior to Chariot, Mr. Hawkshaw was CFO of Pan American Silver Corp. from 1995 to 2003. With more than 30 years’ experience in the mining industry in countries including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Russia and Peru, Mr. Hawkshaw has extensive experience in the marketing of metals in refined and concentrate form throughout the world and in metals trading. He has arranged numerous debt, equity and convertible debt financings with institutional investors, commercial banks and multilateral lending agencies. Mr. Hawkshaw is currently a director of Caza Gold and Oro Mining and was a director and Chief Financial Officer of Rio Alto prior to the acquisition of the company by Mexican Silver Mines (since renamed Rio Alto Mining Limited). Prior to joining Regulus Resources as a director, Mr. Hawkshaw was a director for Southern Legacy Minerals.