Alan Carter, Ph.D.
Chairman & Director
Dr. Carter has over 25 years of experience in the minerals exploration industry. He spent seven years working for Rio Tinto Corp. in South America and the United Kingdom. In 1996, Dr. Carter became President and CEO of Balaclava Mines and moved to Lima, Peru. He joined Billiton Plc in 1998 and in 2000 moved from Lima to Vancouver. Following the merger of Billiton with BHP, Dr. Carter assumed the role of Manager, Business Development within the BHP Billiton Exploration Group and was the Chief Operating Officer of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. from mid-2004 to late 2006. He was a co-founder of both Peregrine Metals Ltd. and Cuprum Resources Ltd. Dr. Carter currently serves as the President and CEO of Cabral Gold and as the Executive Chairman of Altimira Gold. He has a B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Nottingham, U.K. and a Ph.D. degree in gold geochemistry from the University of Southampton, U.K.