Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Thomas is the principal of a corporate advisory practice working with small to mid-market capitalisation companies in the areas of corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions and investor relations.  He is currently a Non-Executive Chairman and a Non-Executive Director with several ASX listed companies and has held both Executive and Non-Executive roles with numerous other ASX listed and unlisted companies after an extensive career in the financial services sector working in corporate stockbroking, investment banking, funds management and banking.

Mr Thomas graduated from the University of Adelaide with a BSc in Geology and Economic Geology, the University of Western Australia with an MBA and the Securities Institute of Australia (now FinSIA) with a Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He has more than 30 years of mining and exploration industry experience in a broad range of commodities from precious and base metals, bulk and industrial minerals, diamonds plus oil and gas.

Mr Thomas is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Republic Capital Management and a Non-Executive Director of Tempo Australia.


Non Executive Director

Mr Guerra, a Mining Engineer, has over 30 years’ experience in the Brazilian resources industry. His prior roles include as Vice-President of AngloGold Ashanti’s operations in the Americas and several senior roles with Brazilian giant Vale including as Director of Vale’s Industrial Minerals and Precious Metals Department.

He is a current member of several Brazilian business and industry bodies including the Brazilian Mining Association Advisory Board (IBRAM) and has built extensive networks in both government and non-government entities.

Non Executive Director

Mr Topping has 30 years’ experience in the mining industry and has over 20 years’ experience in the management of listed public companies on ASX and TSX. Mr Topping has experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and also a mining and exploration geologist in Australia and overseas.

Mr Topping is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. He is currently a Director of Kairos Minerals Limited.

Non Executive Director

Mr Revell has over 25 years’ experience as an exploration/mine geologist specializing in gold and iron ore and has held senior roles with operating miners including Crescent Gold Ltd (formerly Apollo Gold Mining Ltd), Auriongold Ltd (formerly Goldfields Limited), North Limited, Renison Goldfields Limited and St Barbara Limited (formerly St Barbara Mines Limited). He has also held roles as a Technical Director with several junior ASX- and TSX-listed companies.

Mr Revell is currently the Technical Director at Tyranna Resources Limited.

Non-Executive Director

Mr Challis is a mining engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the operation, management, financing and analysis of mining projects around the world. His appointment further strengthens the board in the key areas of technical, operational and mining expertise, with his experience expected to be invaluable as Orinoco makes the transition to gold producer.

Mr Challis commenced his professional career as a mining engineer with Gold Fields of South Africa in 1974 before returning to Europe, where he worked as a mining analyst and project financier for several European institutions. In 1997, he joined Ivanhoe Capital Corporation and was involved in several Canadian resources companies in the roles of CEO, President and Director.

Mr Challis is currently a Director and Chairman of Rye Patch Gold Corp, as well as a Director of West African Iron Ore Corp, Quartet Mining Ltd, Goldfield Empires Ltd, Explor Resources Inc. and Pasinex Resources Ltd.