Board of Directors

Joe Conway
Chairman

Mr. Conway has more than 30 years of mining and financial industry experience, which includes his tenure as President and CEO of IAMGOLD from 2003 to 2010. He has served as a non-executive Director with Compass since the Company’s acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Mali Gold Exploration Pty Ltd in November 2017. Mr. Conway has a B.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland (1981), and an MBA from Dalhousie University (1987).

Larry Phillips
President & Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mr. Phillips, a lawyer and a co-founder of IAMGOLD Corp. in 1990, was responsible for directing and managing all international investments, joint ventures and government relationships, helping build IAMGOLD into one of the largest gold mining companies in the world. He has been a member or advisor to numerous boards of directors, and served in senior executive positions with IAMGOLD, Niagara Ventures Corporation and Euro Ressources SA. He has been Non-Executive Director of Compass Gold Corporation since May 8, 2012. He serves as the President of Corplex Management Services, through which he provides corporate advisory services and directorship to public and private companies. Prior to joining IMG, he was the managing partner of a Toronto-based law firm specializing in corporate commercial law. He served as a Board Member of The World Gold Council from 2006 to 2011.

James Henderson
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Henderson is the founder and Executive Chairman of Transocean Securities, which was established in 1987. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he has over 30 years’ experience in providing financial advisory services in Canada and overseas across a wide range of industries including mining and resources, healthcare and medical devices, aged care and clean energy.  He is an experienced chairman, board member, chief executive officer and corporate adviser of both public and private companies. Mr. Henderson is the former chairman of Oklo Resources Limited (ASX:OKU) (Oklo) and led the successful acquisition by Oklo of the Company’s former gold assets also based in Mali.

Bill Pugliese
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Pugliese was one of the founders of IAMGOLD and served as its Chief Executive Officer of IAMGOLD until January 2003. Mr. Pugliese continued as Chairman of the Board of Directors of IAMGOLD until 2016. He participated directly in the evolution of IAMGold, including the development of the Sadiola concession in Mali through his dealings with government officials and joint venture partners. He has an extensive business background developed over a period of 35 years as the principal shareholder in a number of private Canadian companies.

Dr. Madani Diallo
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Diallo has a Ph.D. in geochemistry obtained at the University of Leningrad in the former Soviet Union in 1979. He has held several positions as a civil servant, technical expert for the United Nations and Exploration Manager Africa for BHP Minerals, for whom he worked as an expatriate for 10 years. Until 2008, he was also General Manager of AngloGold Ashanti’s Mali operations. He has contributed significantly to mining development in Mali and has worked as an independent consultant in the management of mineral resources and its development in several African countries.