Mr. Baxter brings over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, principally in Latin America. From May 2000 to September 2000, Mr. Baxter held the position of Business Development Coordinator Americas for North Limited, a senior Australian mining company acquired by Rio Tinto PLC in October 2000. At North Limited Mr. Baxter also held the positions of Regional Geologist, Americas, from June 1999 to May 2000 and Regional Manager, Chile/Argentina, from November 1996 to June 1999. Previously, Mr. Baxter was a Director of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. and was also a director of Chariot Resources Ltd., which was sold to China Sci Tech, a Hong Kong listed company. Mr. Baxter was the Chairman of the Board of Marcobre S.A.C., a 100% fully owned subsidiary of China Sci Tech, until September 2010. He was President, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Norsemont Mining Inc. until March 2011 when the company was acquired by Hudbay Minerals. He is currently the General Manager of Baxter Consultants Engineering, a consulting company located in Peru and a Director of Pan Global Resources Inc.
Mr. Baxter has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM).