Ing. Raul A. Díaz, M.A.
Ing. Raul A. Diaz, M.A., joined Rosario Dominicana, S.A. a Dominican owned Gold Mine, in 1985 as Explorations Deputy Manager (Azua). Since that time he occupied several posts at the Company, including Field Geologist, Planning Engineer, Mining Operations Supervisor, Head of the Geology and Planning Departments and also served as Mine Superintendent. In addition, he was in charged of the operation of the Primary Crusher. This vast experience provided him the tools to become a good administrator. After the mine closure, he took responsibility of improving the management of environmental measures, achieving a remarkable change in the quality of the effluents of the mine.
Since 2003 he started working full time as the Administrator of Saint David School, a bilingual institution founded by Jennifer Gardner (his wife) and himself, in June 1999. He worked actively directing the construction of the new SDS building in Carretera Don Pedro.
Mr. Diaz received his B.Sc. in Geology and Mining Engineering from the Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra of Santiago, Dominican Republic. He also received a B.Sc. in Mineral Exploitation with a Concentration in Mining Geology graduating with Honours, Magna Cum Laude, from the University College, Cardiff, University of Wales, Cardiff, U.K. In 2007 he completed his Masters Degree in Environmental Management, from Huelva/Utesa. Mr. Diaz has participated in several courses including “Mining and the Environment” at the University of Luleå, Sweden; Alta Gerencia, Brainstorm Santo Domingo; Datamine (Specialized Mining Software, in La Serena, Chile; Vulcan (Specialized Mining Software), in Viñas del Mar, Chile; and “Explosive Management” among others. During his career he has had the opportunity to visit mines in different parts of the world and has visited North America (Canada, USA), South America (Brazil, Chile, Argentina) and Europe (England, Wales, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Finland).