Dr Adshead is an independent resource specialist who until early 2017 was an Investment Strategist at Sprott Asset Management in Canada. Prior to joining Sprott, Neil was a senior mining analyst with Passport Capital, a San Francisco-based global investment firm. Previously, Neil spent 10 years in corporate, exploration and mine geology roles for Placer Dome subsidiaries in Canada, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Neil received a PhD in Economic Geology from James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia, in 1995. Before departing the UK Neil worked as a mud logger and data engineer on North Sea oil rigs for a Schlumberger subsidiary after receiving a First Class Honours degree in Earth Sciences from Birmingham University. Neil has built an extensive global network in both the mining and investment sectors over the past 25 years.
Eric Roth (PhD, Economic Geology University of Western Australia, FAusIMM)
Eric Roth is Santiago based and was most recently chief operating officer of Mariana Resources, which was acquired by Sandstorm in July, 2017. Prior to this, he was CEO of Aegean Metals Group Inc., president and CEO, and then director of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd. until Extorre was acquired by Yamana Gold Inc. in June, 2012. Prior to Extorre, Mr. Roth was engaged as a consultant on South American gold projects for Exeter Resource Corp. and Kinross Gold Corp. From January, 2002, to March, 2008, he was also employed by AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., initially as the Lima-based Peru project and South American opportunities manager and subsequently as the Johannesburg-based global head of Greenfields Exploration. He is also principal of consulting firm ER Global Consulting SA.