Neil Woodyer, CEO and Director, has extensive history in the mining sector creating growth strategies, implementing financing plans and leading management teams. In 1988, Mr. Woodyer was a founder of Endeavour Financial, a successful mining merchant banking and advisory business. In 2009, Mr. Woodyer, then Endeavour’s CEO, and Mr. Giustra devised Endeavour’s gold growth strategy and in 2010, Mr. Woodyer led the transition of a financial company (Endeavour Financial) into a mine operations and development company (Endeavour Mining). Endeavour Mining successfully grew into one of the largest gold producers in West Africa through a series of acquisitions, successful expansion and optimization projects, and new mine construction. Mr. Woodyer left Endeavour Mining in June 2016.
Adriaan (Attie) Roux is a Metallurgical Engineer with over 40 years of operational, technical and executive management experience in the mining industry. He was the COO of Endeavour Mining Corporation until July 2017, where he was instrumental in the development and growth of the company over a seven-year period. Prior to Endeavour, Mr. Roux worked as a metallurgist for AngloGold Ashanti for more than 30 years, including at some of AngloGold's most successful mines in West Africa such as Siguiri (Guinea), Iduapriem and Obuasi (both Ghana). Recently, he has been providing consulting services to Leagold and has in-depth technical knowledge of all of Leagold’s operating mines and projects. Mr. Roux is a Registered Professional with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.
Doug Bowlby has experience building corporate growth strategies and implementing a wide range of corporate finance initiatives, including M&A transactions and debt and equity capital markets financings. He joined Leagold in September 2016, and is responsible for the development and analysis of acquisitions and contributing to the growth of the company. Previously, Mr. Bowlby was the Executive Vice President – Corporate Development of Endeavour Mining from 2009 to August 2016, during which time Endeavour Mining evolved into a significant West African gold producer through a series of corporate acquisitions and successful mine construction. Prior to this role, Mr. Bowlby was Managing Director, Research and Analysis at Endeavour Financial, a boutique investment and merchant banking company focused exclusively on the junior to mid-tier global mining industry. Mr. Bowlby is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute.
Doug Reddy has more than 30 years of experience in project evaluations, exploration, mine geology, resource development and consulting in base and precious metals. He was with Endeavour Mining for 10 years in executive and senior management roles focused on technical services, business development and investor relations. Mr. Reddy was based in Peru as manager of the Lima office of Amec Americas Limited and also was Technical Director - Geology and Geostatistics based in Vancouver. Mr. Reddy is a registered professional geoscientist (P.Geo. APEGBC) and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Richard Thomas is a mining engineer with 27 years of experience in both the production and technical disciplines. He has worked in diverse areas of the mining world from Central Asia, South East Asia, Southern and West Africa. Mr. Thomas was the VP Operations and EVP Technical Services for Endeavour Mining, where he was part of the team that established a mid-tier mining company in West Africa. Prior to that he held the role of VP Mining at Anglogold Ashanti for the Continental Africa Region. Mr. Thomas has worked as a mining consultant in a Johannesburg based company and held a directorship for four years in the same company.
Peter Burger joined Leagold in October 2017 following more than 25 years of experience in mining operations with Anglogold Ashanti, Eastplats, Aquarius Platinum and African Barrick. Most recently, he was the General Manager for the Tabakoto mine with Endeavour Mining. Mr. Burger holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Johannesburg.
Corné Lourens is a metallurgical engineer with 28 years of experience in Africa with Anglo American, Anglogold Ashanti and Endeavour Mining. Prior to joining Leagold he was the General Manager for Endeavour Mining at Nzema and Agbaou mines, and he managed the ramp up of operations into the wet commissioning of the Houndé processing facility as General Manager. He also worked in Mali and Tanzania on four mines in metallurgical and mining operational roles. In addition to his operational experience Mr. Lourens was the client representative in the design, construction and successful commissioning of the Burnstone gold plant for Great Basin Gold. Mr. Lourens qualified as a metallurgical engineer at the Vaal Institute of Technology.
Harpreet Dhaliwal is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) with over nine years of experience in the resource sector. She has served as Chief Financial Officer of several junior natural resource companies and previously worked for international operating resource companies including Endeavour Mining and Uranium One Inc. Ms. Dhaliwal is a graduate of the University of British Columbia where she received a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics).
Meghan Brown is an investor relations professional with 25 years of experience in communications and investor relations in the resource sector. Meghan started her career with Suncor Energy and has worked for TransCanada, Placer Dome, and Endeavour Silver. Ms. Brown holds a BA from UBC and an MBA from Queen's University. She is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute, a Director of the Canadian Cancer Society BC/Yukon division, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.