Management

Joanne C. Freeze, P.Geo.

CEO and President

Joanne (Joey) C. Freeze is CEO and co-founder of Candente Copper Corp. Since entering the mineral exploration business in 1979, Ms. Freeze has managed exploration programs and evaluated projects for both junior and major international mining companies such as Queenstake Resources Ltd., Arequipa Resources Ltd., Mountain Province Mining Inc., Placer Dome Inc., Dia Met Minerals Corp., Hughes/ Lang Group and Utah Mines Ltd. (BHP). 

Ms. Freeze lived and worked in Peru from 1994 to 1997 where she carried out both project generation work and property evaluations for Canadian and Peruvian companies. As a result of her experience in Peru, a partnership was formed with Peruvian geologist Ing. Fredy Huanqui (co-discoverer of the Pierina gold mine) and a new mineral exploration company was born. Candente Resource Corp. was established in 1997, which operated privately until going public on May 15, 2000. Since then Candente Resource Corp. has spun-out various assets to form two other companies, Candente Gold Corp. and Cobriza Metals Inc.. All three companies are listed on the TSX and the Candente companies are co-listed on the Lima stock exchange. Ms. Freeze is CEO of all three companies and President of Candente Gold Corp.

Ms. Freeze obtained a B.A. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario in 1978 and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1981. She is a Fellow Member of the Geological Association of Canada and is registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada. 

In 2011, Ms. Freeze was appointed as a Member of the Board of the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University - http://www.mcgill.ca/isid/


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Michael Thicke, M.Sc., P.Geo.

VP Exploration and Director

Mr. Thicke has 30 years of global exploration experience for a variety of commodities and expertise exploring for porphyry copper systems. He has extensive experience in porphyry exploration throughout South America with Rio Algom (now BHP Billiton) and he was a member of the team that discovered the large scale Spence porphyry copper deposit. Mr Thicke and his fellow team members were awarded the prestigious Prospector of the Year Award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in 1998. The Spence deposit commenced production in 2006.

More recently, Mr. Thicke was a senior member of BHP Billiton's Global Porphyry Exploration group, leading teams for the exploration and evaluation of porphyry copper deposits.
 


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Alec Peck, C.P.A.

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Peck is a senior Chartered Professional Accountant, with vast experience in finance and operations. Mr. Peck’s previous professional and career activities include a partnership in an international accounting firm followed by a career as Vice President in the corporate finance group of a Canadian investment dealer, He has been, and continues to be, a CFO for various Canadian public companies.


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Sheri Rempel

Controller

Ms. Rempel has more than 25 years of accounting and financial management experience. Ms. Rempel started her career with public companies in 2001 and currently provides senior financial advisory services to Canadian private and public corporations, acting in officer or Controller capacities. In 2006 she founded CTB Consulting to provide 'one-stop' financial reporting services to public companies on the TSX and TSX-v exchanges.


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