Developing Mexican Silver-Zinc Production


Board of Directors & Officers


XTIERRA's directors and senior officers have extensive experience in the operation and financing of public companies and in the development and construction of mine projects.


John F. Kearney
Chairman & Director
Mr. Kearney has over 35 years experience in the mining industry. He is currently the Chairman and President of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited and Chairman of Canadian Zinc Corporation, Conquest Resources Limited, Scandinavian Minerals Limited, Sulliden Exploration Inc. and Anglesey Mining plc. In addition, Mr. Kearney is currently a director of Avnel Gold Mining Limited and Minco plc. Previously, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northgate Exploration Limited; Campbell Resources Inc. and Sonora Gold Corp. He also currently serves as a director of the Mining Association of Canada. Mr. Kearney holds degrees in law and economics from University College Dublin and an M.B.A. degree from Trinity College Dublin. He qualified as a solicitor in Ireland and as a chartered secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in London. Mr.Kearney is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Law Society of Ireland.


Neil J.F. Steenberg
Secretary & Director
Mr. Steenberg has over 30 years experience in the practise of securities and mining law. Mr. Steenberg currently operates an independent business law practise. Prior to December 31, 2003, Mr. Steenberg was a Partner in the law firm of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP where he served as Chair of the firm's national corporate finance and securities practice group. He is currently Secretary of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited and Secretary & Director of Conquest Resources Limited.


Danesh K. Varma
Chief Financial Officer
Danesh Varma (FCA, ATII) has over 30 years experience in the international finance and mining sectors. Mr. Varma is currently CFO of Candian Zinc Corporation and Minco plc. He is currently a director and CFO of Anglesey Mining plc, Conquest Resources Limited and Minco plc and Corporate Finance Partner in Beer & Partners Limited. Mr. Varma was formerly President and Managing Director of American Resource Corporation Limited, Dundee Bancorp, Dundee Investment Management and Research Ltd. and Dundee Mutual Funds India in addition to holding the post of director and Vice President of the Dundee Bank Cayman. He was formerly a director of Northgate Exploration Limited and Westfield Minerals Limited


Terence N. McKillen
Mr. McKillen is a professional geologist (P.Geo) and retired business executive with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry with extensive exploration and development experience in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. He has been involved in the discovery and/or development of a number of precious, base metal and strategic mineral deposits worldwide. He was formerly President and CEO of Xtierra Inc., Chief Executive of Minco Plc, Executive Vice-President of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited and Vice-President Exploration of Northgate Exploration Limited and Campbell Resources Inc.. Mr. McKillen is also a director of Minco Plc and Conquest Resources Limited.


Tim Gallagher
Tim Gallagher is a graduade in commerce from McMaster University, and holds a Master of Business Administration from York University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is Chairman and CEO of Excalibur Resources Ltd. and President of Inflection Capital Inc. Previously he was in institutional sales for Loewen Ondaatje McCutcheon and Union Bank of Switzerland (Canada). Mr. Gallagher has assisted a number of companies implement their growth plans primarily through the TSXV’s Capital Pool Program since 1997.


Gerald J Gauthier
Director & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Gauthier is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and has over 40 years international experience in the mining industry building and operating open pit and underground mines in Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America and West Africa. Mr. Gauthier was previously Chief Operating Officer at Nevsun Resources Ltd. and previously Vice-President Operations at Glencairn Gold Corp. He is a graduate of Queen’s University in Mining Engineering. He is currently a director of Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Conquest Resources Limited and Gold World Resources Ltd. Mr. Gauthier was formerly General Manager of the Page-Williams gold mine at Hemlo, Ontario and Senior Vice President North American Operations for Lac Minerals Ltd.


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Project Spotlight

Bilbao Ag-Zn-Pb-Cu Development Project, Mexico (Zacatecas)

The Bilbao project is located in the Panfilo Natera Mining District, approximately 50 km east of the state capital, Zacatecas and consists of 1,406.7 hectares comprising nine exploitation concessions.