Board of Directors

Larry Yau

CEO, Director

Larry was appointed CEO of Spanish Mountain in 2015.  During his tenure, the Company’s value has gone from $6m to $180m and growing.  He has over 30 years of business and financial experience, gained primarily in the mining and resources sectors.  Most recently, Larry was Chief Financial Officer for Spanish Mountain and two junior mining companies where he was heavily involved in raising capital and the successful construction of mines in North America. Previously, Larry was Manager, Corporate Development, at Placer Dome Inc. until its acquisition by Barrick Gold Corp. and participated in several high-profile, international acquisitions.  He is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada.

Christopher Lattanzi


As a Director since 2008, Christopher is a mining engineer and was President of Micon International Limited, mineral industry consultants from its founding in 1988 to mid-2005. He has been active in the consulting area since 1967 when he joined David S. Robertson & Associates, Micon's predecessor firm. Prior to joining Robertson & Associates, he was in charge of mine design and operation for Canada's first oil sands operation. He has directed or participated in the preparation of feasibility studies for mineral deposits in Canada, the United States, Africa, Europe and Asia. These projects have involved base metals, precious metals and potash, and initial capital expenditures of up to about $500 million. Christopher served as Chairman and lead director of Meridian Gold Corp. prior to that company's merger with Yamana Resources Inc.

Donald Coxe


As a director since 2011, Mr. Coxe has over forty years of institutional investment experience in North America and has maintained a highly visible presence in major business communities as an advisor to corporate boards and speaker for business conferences and industry events worldwide. He has been a strategic consultant to several major gold mining companies.  For BMO Financial Group, Don was Global Portfolio Strategist and published Basic Points, the flagship investment journal. The launch of the Coxe Commodity Strategy Fund was the largest IPO in Canada in 2008 and was followed by the Coxe Global Agribusiness Income Fund in Canada, and the Virtus Global Commodity Stock fund in the United States. Mr. Coxe was also advisor to the Global Commodity Strategy investment group with BMO Global Asset Management. Prior to his roles with BMO, he was the top-ranked Bond manager in Canada, and worked in investment strategy roles on Wall Street and Bay Street.  He began his investment career as founder and CEO of Mucana, the investment arm of Mutual Life. Consistently named as a top portfolio strategist by Brendan Wood International, Mr. Coxe was awarded a lifetime achievement award in 2011.

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