Board of Directors

W. Terry MacLean


Terry MacLean is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B.A. Sc.) with more than 30 years of experience in all phases of mining from project development through start-ups and full operation.  Mr. MacLean has held a number of senior positions worldwide with Lundin Mining, Amax of Canada and Utah International as well as Amax Gold / Kinross Gold Corp as General Manager for the Kubaka Gold Mine.  In his various capacities he helped establish productive relationships with government officials, bankers, environmentalists, First Nations groups and board members.

Donald Coxe


As a director since 2012, Mr. Coxe has over forty years of institutional investment experience in North America and has maintained a highly visible presence in major business communities as an advisor to corporate boards and speaker for business conferences and industry events worldwide. He has been a strategic consultant to several major gold mining companies.  For BMO Financial Group, Don was Global Portfolio Strategist and published Basic Points, the flagship investment journal. The launch of the Coxe Commodity Strategy Fund was the largest IPO in Canada in 2008 and was followed by the Coxe Global Agribusiness Income Fund in Canada, and the Virtus Global Commodity Stock fund in the United States. Mr. Coxe was also advisor to the Global Commodity Strategy investment group with BMO Global Asset Management. Prior to his roles with BMO, he was the top-ranked Bond manager in Canada, and worked in investment strategy roles on Wall Street and Bay Street.  He began his investment career as founder and CEO of Mucana, the investment arm of Mutual Life. Consistently named as a top portfolio strategist by Brendan Wood International, Mr. Coxe was awarded a lifetime achievement award in 2011.

Dale Corman


As a director since 2012, Dale Corman has over 40 years’ experience as a senior corporate officer of publicly listed companies in Canada and the United States, as well as extensive expertise in mineral and geothermal exploration and development, property evaluation and acquisition, project financing, and corporate management. From 1995 to 2006, Mr. Corman was Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Western Silver Corporation, where he was instrumental in the development of the Penasquito deposit. Under his leadership, Western Silver successfully advanced Penasquito through the exploration, resource and feasibility stages, ultimately culminating in the acquisition of the company by Glamis Gold Ltd for C$1.2 billion. Mr. Corman is the Founder and currently Executive Chairman of Western Copper & Gold, where he has guided the company through the acquisition of the large Casino Copper-Gold project from its acquisition in 2006 through the completion of a bankable feasibility study (2013) and the initiation of permitting (2014). Mr. Corman received a B.S. in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, in 1961 and obtained Professional Engineer status in Ontario in 1972.

Christopher Lattanzi


As a Director since 2008, Christopher is a mining engineer and was President of Micon International Limited, mineral industry consultants from its founding in 1988 to mid-2005. He has been active in the consulting area since 1967 when he joined David S. Robertson & Associates, Micon's predecessor firm. Prior to joining Robertson & Associates, he was in charge of mine design and operation for Canada's first oil sands operation. He has directed or participated in the preparation of feasibility studies for mineral deposits in Canada, the United States, Africa, Europe and Asia. These projects have involved base metals, precious metals and potash, and initial capital expenditures of up to about $500 million. Christopher served as Chairman and lead director of Meridian Gold Corp. prior to that company's merger with Yamana Resources Inc.

Sara Heston


Ms. Heston is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Columbia Business School. She is an independent director of the Denver Gold Group and for the past 18 years has been active as an analyst with several hedge funds and including for the past six years as Vice President of Investments with ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited, a NYSE‐listed investment firm focused on the precious metals and mining industry.

Darryl Steane


Darryl Steane, President of Steane Management Consulting, has experience in operations and business development across all phases of mining investments.  He has worked with BHP, South32 and Ambler Metals prior to starting his consulting practice.  His experience establishing Ambler Metals LLC, a 50:50 joint venture between South32 and Trilogy Metals.  Darryl is also a Professional Engineer with Executive Management training at Harvard and ESG training in Canada.

Larry Yau

CEO, Director

Larry was appointed CEO of Spanish Mountain in 2015.  During his tenure, the Company’s value has gone from $6m to $180m and growing.  He has over 30 years of business and financial experience, gained primarily in the mining and resources sectors.  Most recently, Larry was Chief Financial Officer for Spanish Mountain and two junior mining companies where he was heavily involved in raising capital and the successful construction of mines in North America. Previously, Larry was Manager, Corporate Development, at Placer Dome Inc. until its acquisition by Barrick Gold Corp. and participated in several high-profile, international acquisitions.  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada.

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