John Braham – Managing Director & Executive Director
John is an experienced Mining Finance and Investment professional with a 24-year career at Macquarie Bank, the last 11 of which were as an Executive Director within the Mining Finance Division.
John built and ran a successful mining finance business in New York for Macquarie Bank from 2001 to 2008, providing capital to the junior mining industry. This involved providing debt and equity to exploration companies and mine developers in both North and South America including companies operating in Argentina, Peru and Chile.
On returning to Australia, John built from scratch a successful bulk commodity finance business for Macquarie Bank which he ran from 2008 to 2015 based in Sydney. He was made co-head of Macquarie’s global Mining Finance business in 2016. John left Macquarie Bank in 2017 to be Principal of JR Braham Consulting Pty Ltd which provides advice to junior resource companies seeking capital.
Damien Koerber – Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director
Damien graduated from the UNSW completing a BSc. Geology (Hons Class 1) in 1989 and is a bilingual, Australian geologist.
Damien holds 30 years of precious and base metal exploration experience, mainly throughout and based in Latin America. He has held senior management and consulting exploration and business development positions in companies including Billiton Gold (Northern Territory and Western Australia), North (Chile), Rio Algom (Chile), Newcrest (Chile, Argentina and Peru), MIM (Argentina and Brazil), Patagonia Gold SA (Chile and Argentina) and Mirasol Resources (Chile and Argentina).
During his career, he has been directly involved in several mainly gold +- silver discoveries including Cleo-Sunrise Dam (Western Australia), Tanami (Northern Territory), Union Reefs (Northern Territory) and Cap Oeste-COSE (Argentina).
Guillermo Chacon – Exploration Manager
B.Sc. Honours in Geology, Member of Australasian Institute of Geoscientists
Mr Chacon holds 15 years of exploration experience throughout Chile and Argentina, and was an integral member of the Cerro Moro deposit discovery team for both Extorre Gold Mines and Yamana Gold Inc. Mr Chacon has extensive experience in design and management of exploration programs which have led to significant epithermal Au-Ag and Au-Zn-Pb skarn discoveries in both countries.