Leadership

James Henderson – Chairman: 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.

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. 

Louis Nagy – Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary: Mr. Nagy is a chartered accountant with over 29 years of professional service and industry experience, including a decade of public practice audit engagements, personal and corporate tax assignments, as well as sales tax recovery consulting. He has also held various finance and accounting roles, including CFO within small to medium sized private and public companies.  Currently, he provides internal and external financial reporting services, as well as corporate secretary services, as a part time CFO for a variety of small companies, mainly focused on junior mining.

Dr. Sandy Archibald, PGeo – Technical Director: Dr. Archibald has over 25 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry and has participated in academic and industry projects throughout the Americas, Europe, and Africa. He has been involved in gold, base-metal, uranium, diamond, and nickel exploration and has carried out extensive research on Au-Ag metal-rich geothermal systems. He was responsible for the latest “National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report on the Sikasso Property, Southern Mali,” prepared for Compass. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Geology from McGill University and a PGeo designation from the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Dr. Madani Diallo – Non-Executive Director, Exploration Manager: 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.

Joe Conway – Non-executive Director: Mr. Conway has nearly 30 years of mining and financial industry experience. Mr. Conway served as President and CEO of IAMGOLD from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Conway has a B.Sc. from Memorial University of Newfoundland (1981), and an MBA from Dalhousie University (1987).  He has been Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim President of Primero Mining Corp (TSX:P) (Primero) since March 2017 and has held numerous other executive positions with Primero since 2010.

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.

Greg Taylor – Director - Investor Relations & Corporate Communications: Greg Taylor is an investor relations and corporate communications professional focused primarily on the resource sector. A former journalist with an extensive agency background, he has worked with more than 50 private or public resource companies, providing a full range of global investor relations and corporate communications strategic and tactical services.