Board of Directors

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Oliver Lennox-King Chairman

Mr. Lennox-King has over 30 years of experience in the mineral resource industry and has a wide range of experience in financing, research and marketing. He has spent the last 18 years in executive positions and directorships with junior mining companies. He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Fronteer Gold Inc. until it was acquired by Newmont Mining Corp. on April 6, 2011. He was also instrumental in the formation of Southern Cross Resources Inc. in 1997. Mr. Lennox-King was formerly President of Tiomin Resources Inc. from 1992 to 1997. From 1980 to 1992, he was a mining analyst in the Canadian investment industry. From 1976 to 1980, he worked in metal marketing and administrative positions at Noranda Inc. and Sherritt Gordon Ltd. Mr. Lennox-King holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  

John Dorward President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Dorward has over 20 years of experience in the mining and finance industries and most recently served as Vice-President, Business Development at Fronteer Gold Inc. He was an integral part of the team that sold the large Michelin uranium deposit, acquired AuEX Ventures Inc., and successfully advanced Fronteer Gold's properties prior to the Company's sale to Newmont Mining Corp. for $2.3 billion in 2011. Prior to his role at Fronteer Gold, Mr. Dorward was the Chief Financial Officer of Mineral Deposits Ltd. from 2006 to 2009, where he was responsible for financing the construction of the Sabodala Gold Project in Senegal, West Africa. Prior to that, Mr. Dorward was the Chief Financial Officer at Leviathan Resources Ltd., an ASX-listed gold producer, before its acquisition in 2006. He was a non-executive director of Pilot Gold Inc. from 2011 to 2015 and is currently a non-executive director of Navarre Minerals Ltd., an ASX-listed explorer, and Contact Gold.  

Richard Colterjohn Director

Mr. Colterjohn, has over 25 years of experience in the mining sector, as an investment banker, director and operator. He has been a Managing Partner of Glencoban Capital Management Inc., a merchant banking firm, since 2002. Prior to co-founding Glencoban Capital Management Inc., he served as a Managing Director at UBS Bunting Warburg from 1992 to 2002, where he was Head of Mining Sector investment banking activities in Canada. In 2004, he founded Centenario Copper Corp. and served as the President and CEO and a director, until the sale of the company in 2009. Mr. Colterjohn has served on the boards of eight additional publicly traded mining companies, including: Canico Resource Corp. (2003-2005); Cumberland Resources Ltd. (2003-2007); Viceroy Exploration Ltd. (2004-2006); Explorator Resources Ltd. (2009-2011); MAG Silver Corp. (2007-present);AuRico Gold Inc. (2015-2018 as Chairman); and and Harte Gold Corp. (2017 to present). Mr. Colterjohn obtained his Accredited Director designation in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration degree.  

Kate Harcourt Director

Ms. Harcourt is a sustainability professional with over 27 years of experience, principally in the mining industry. Ms. Harcourt has worked with a number of mining companies and on behalf of Equator Principles signatory financial institutions and has performed a number of consultancy assignments for International Finance Corporation. Ms. Harcourt received a BSc Hons, Environmental Science, from Sheffield University and a MSc Environmental Technology, from Imperial College, London, and is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and a Member of the Institution of Environmental Scientists. Ms Harcourt is a non-executive director of Condor Gold plc.  

John L. Knowles Director

Mr. Knowles has over 30 years of experience in Canadian and international resource companies including several years in Ghana, West Africa. He has been a director of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. and its predecessor company since 2008 and chaired its audit committee until his appointment as its Chief Financial Officer in October 2016. From 2007 to 2016 he was President and CEO of LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (formerly Wildcat Exploration Ltd.), a mineral exploration company. He has served as a senior officer of several international resource companies, including Aur Resources Inc., as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Hudbay Minerals Inc. as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was previously on the boards of LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (2007 to 2016), Hudbay Minerals Inc. (2009 to 2015), Augyva Mining Resources Inc. (2011 to 2013) and Tanzania Minerals Corp. (2011 to 2013). Mr. Knowles is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen's University.  

Robin Mills Director

Mr. Mills has, since 2013, been a Senior Operating Partner of Appian Capital Advisory LLP, the investment advisor to the Appian Natural Resources Fund, a principal shareholder of Roxgold. Mr. Mills is a Mining Engineer with over 40 years of international mining and corporate experience primarily with the Anglo American and De Beers Groups at senior management and board levels. Mr. Mills joined the Anglo American Corporation in 1965 and operated in its gold, platinum, nickel, diamonds and copper businesses, undertaking both open pit and underground projects through studies, construction and operational management. Importantly he has overseen numerous mine constructions in Africa. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Fellow of the UK Institute of Materials, Metallurgy and Mining as well as the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy..  Mr. Mills has served on many diverse mining Boards over the years but has now stepped down from most commitments and will retire in May 2018 from the Johannesburg listed Royal Bafokeng Platinum Ltd.  

Norm Pitcher Director

Mr. Pitcher has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and has extensive international expertise in exploration, evaluation and exploitation of open pit and underground mineral deposits.  Mr. Pitcher recently served as the President of Eldorado Gold Corporation since July2012 until December 2015.  Prior to becoming President of Eldorado Gold Corporation, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Eldorado Gold Corp., from July 2005 to July 2012.  Throughout his career with Eldorado, Pan American Silver, H.A. Simons, Ivanhoe Gold and Pioneer Metals, he was involved in exploration, evaluation and exploitation of open pit and underground mineral deposits on a world-wide basis.  Mr. Pitcher is a Professional Geologist and holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Arizona.  Mr. Pitcher is currently a non-executive director of Allegiant Gold.  

Jonathan A. Rubenstein Director

Mr. Rubenstein is a professional director, serving on the boards of several publicly listed mining companies, including MAG Silver (2007 as director and 2008 to present as Chairman), Detour Gold Corporation (2009 to present), Eldorado Gold Corporation (2009 to Jan 2018) and Dalradian Resources Inc. (2013 to present). Mr. Rubenstein is a former Director of Aurelian Gold (2006 to 2008). Mr. Rubenstein's career in the mining sector has included playing a key role during the acquisition of Aurelian Resources Ltd. by Kinross Gold Corp. in 2007, Cumberland Resources Ltd. by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. in 2006, Canico Resource Corp. by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce in 2005 and Sutton Resources Ltd. by Barrick Gold Corp. in 1999. Mr. Rubenstein obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia. He practiced law until 1994. Mr. Rubenstein obtained his Accredited Director designation in 2011.