AUSTRALGOLD | Senior Management
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Senior Management

Austral Gold has highly experienced Corporate and Technical teams, located across the Company’s projects and offices in Chile, Argentina, Canada and Australia.

Stabro Kasaneva

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Kasaneva is a Geologist from the Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile, with over 30 years of experience in production geology, exploration and operation of precious metal deposits. Since Mr. Kasaneva joined Austral Gold in 2009, he has been instrumental in transforming the Company by consolidating the operation of Guanaco Mine in Chile, restarting operations at the Casposo Mine in Argentina as well as identifying a number of opportunities that represent the growth projection of Austral Gold. Throughout his career as a geologist, he worked on exploration and production gaining vast experience in grade control, QA/QC, modeling and geological resources estimation. Mr. Kasaneva led for several years Business Development Departments evaluating a number of mining business opportunities in South America, Central America and North America. He has held the role of General Manager of Mining Operations, Vice-President of Operations and COO. Mr. Kasaneva was appointed as CEO in August 2016.

Juan Andres Morel

Chief Operating Officer


Mr.  Morel is a Senior Mining Executive with more than 25 years of experience in operations, business development, engineering and management of mining companies and projects. Mr. Morel was appointed as COO so as to contribute towards the growth of the Company.  Mr. Morel was most recently Manager of Operations at Antofagasta PLC’s Los Pelambres open pit mine in Chile. Prior to that, he was Executive Director for Antofagasta International, leading business development and exploration, CEO of an Antofagasta PLC JV (Twin Metals Minnesota) and General Manager of Antofagasta PLC’s El Tesoro mine in Chile. He has a Mining Engineering Degree from Universidad de Chile and Executive-MBA from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Mr. Morel was appointed in Agust 2017.

Rodrigo Ramirez

Vice President of Technical Services


Mr. Rodrigo Ramirez assumed the role of VP Technical Services as the Company looks to maximize efficiencies across three operations and seek out growth opportunities. Mr. Ramirez has been involved with the Company since it was founded, to recommission the Guanaco mine. Mr. Ramirez has led mining and engineering activities since then, as well as all reviews and analysis of the Company’s growth activities.  Mr. recently led the design and construction of the Company’s new agitation leach plant at Guanaco. Prior to joining Austral, had senior operational, planning and execution roles at Antofagasta PLC and at Meridian Gold’s (acquired by Yamana Gold) world class El Peñon mine. Mr. Ramirez has a Mining Engineering Degree from the University of Chile and was appointed in Agust 2017.

José Bordogna

Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Bordogna has been instrumental in helping Austral to work towards its strategic objective of becoming a significant South America-focused precious metals mining and exploration company. In his time with the company, José has overseen the conversion of more than US$50 million in debt to equity, more than $15m in equity investments with TSX-V listed exploration companies with assets in South America, as well as more than US$50m in direct investments in key exploration and mining related assets in Argentina and Chile.  Prior to joining Austral Gold, Mr. Bordogna worked for the International Finance Corporation and Deloitte & Touche in Latin America. He has over 10 years’ experience in finance and accounting roles. Mr. Bordogna holds an Accounting degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, a Masters of Corporate Finance from the Universidad del CEMA, Argentina and a Masters of International Business from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Dr. Diego Guido

VP of Exploration


Dr. Guido is an Epithermal deposit expert and has worked as an independent advisor to mining and exploration companies in Argentina since 2002. From 2006 to 2016 he was Chief Technical Advisor to Argentex Mining. Dr. Guido is Professor of Ore Deposits at La Plata University in Buenos Aires, a post he has held since 2009. Dr. Guido supervises researchers, post-doctoral, Ph.D., masters and undergraduate students in Argentina and New Zealand universities and has published numerous scientific articles and technical reports.