James Henderson - Chairman
James Henderson is the founder and Executive Chairman of Transocean Securities which was established in 1987. He has over 30 years’ experience in providing financial advisory services in Australia and overseas across a wide range of industries including mining and resources, healthcare and medical devices, aged care and clean energy. James specializes in providing advice to emerging companies relating to corporate transactions and strategies, including corporate advice, financial structuring, capital raisings and commercial negotiations. He has led teams on a variety of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, takeovers and capital raisings in Australia, Canada, the UK, the USA and Africa. He is an experienced chairman, board member, chief executive officer and corporate adviser.
James 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. Oklo has grown from an initial market capitalization at the time of the transaction of C$6 million to approximately C$80 million today.
Larry Phillips - Current Non-Executive Director, Proposed Chief Executive Director
Larry Phillips is one of the four founders of IAMGOLD. For over 20 years Larry was a senior executive with a leading role in all international investments, joint ventures and government relationships, helping build the company into one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, trading on the TSX and NYSE. He took early retirement in June 2011 as part of a broader corporate succession plan. While at IAMGOLD, Larry served as a Director of The World Gold Council. Prior to that, he was the managing partner of a Toronto-based law firm specializing in corporate commercial law.
Currently Larry serves as President of Corplex Management Services in Toronto, providing advisory services in international business and governmental affairs to private and public companies. He has served as an Executive in Residence and a part-time lecturer at Queens University School of Business. He is a Director and Chair of the Governance Committee for Gowest Gold (TSXV:GWA), and Chairman and CEO of California Gold Mining Inc. (TSX.V:CGM).
Madani Diallo - Current Non-Executive Director
Madani Diallo is an accomplished geochemist with an outstanding track record including over 30 years of successful exploration in West Africa. During his lengthy career Madani has directly led various teams that discovered several large gold deposits including the multi-million ounce deposits of at Syama, Morila, Sadiola and Essakane. Madani is a director of several companies focused on precious and industrial minerals in the region. He also advises private and government agencies involved with the financing of resource related projects.
Madani is a Director of Oklo. He is also a director of the Sadiola Gold Mine (IamGold/AngloGold Ashanti JV), also based in Mali. He holds the position of Vice-President of the Mali Chamber of Mines, President of the Association of Geoscientists in Mali and Director of UBA bank in Burkina Faso. Madani has also been honored with the second highest distinction in Mali, “Knight of National Order” for his contribution to the development of the Mali mining industry.
Joe Conway - Proposed Non-executive Director
Joe Conway has nearly 30 years of mining and financial industry experience. Joe served as President and CEO of IAMGOLD from 2003 to 2010. Joe 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 - Proposed Non-Executive Director
Bill Pugliese was one of the founders of IAMGold and served as its Chief Executive Officer of IAMGold until January 2003. Bill 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.