Board of Directors
Frank Giustra is CEO of the Fiore Group, a private firm managing a broad portfolio of private equity investments and companies, specializing in food and lifestyle, art and entertainment and natural resources. He has an established track record of building natural resource companies through access to capital and creative deal-making. As President and later Chairman and CEO of Yorkton Securities in the 1990s, he grew the firm into a leading natural resource investment bank. As Chairman of Endeavour Financial from 2001 to 2007, his vision and leadership led to the successful launch of numerous resource companies. Mr. Giustra is a strong believer in philanthropy, and devotes much of his time to a variety of causes.
Neil Woodyer 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.
Gordon Campbell was a Canadian diplomat and politician. From 2011 to 2016, he was the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He was the 34th Premier of British Columbia from 2001 to 2011 and was the leader of the Official Opposition in British Columbia from 1994 to 2001. From 1986 to 1993, Mr. Campbell was Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to serving in politics, Mr. Campbell was a real estate developer and a CUSO teacher in Nigeria.
Gen. Wesley Clark is a retired 4-star U.S. Army General. General Clark spent 34 years in the U.S. Army and held several Commands including Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO and, earlier in his career, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, which covers activities in South America and Central America. Currently, General Clark heads a strategic advisory and consulting firm.
Lord Garel-Jones PC is the former Chairman of UBS Latin America. He was elected Conservative MP for Watford, England in 1979. In 1983 he joined the Whip's Office and was successively Lord commissioner of the Treasury, Vice-Chamberlain, Controller of the Household and Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household. In 1990 he was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibility for Europe and Latin America. He was made a life peer in 1997.
Peter Marrone is Chairman and CEO of Yamana Gold, which he founded in 2003. He has more than 30 years of mining, business, and capital markets experience. He has been on the boards of a number of public companies and has advised companies with a strong South American presence. Prior to Yamana, Mr. Marrone was the head of investment banking at a major Canadian investment bank and before that, practiced corporate law in Toronto with a strong focus on corporate law, securities law and international transactions.
Miguel Rodriguez has extensive experience in the private, public and academic sectors. He was the Economic Minister and Chief of the Economic Cabinet of the Republic of Venezuela from 1989 to 1992. He was the President of the Central Bank of Venezuela, and was a Governor to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Subsequently he was Senior Advisor to the World Bank. He was also a Professor of Economics at IESA in Caracas until 2008. Mr. Rodriguez was a director of Endeavour Mining from September 2013 until July 2016.
- Audit Committee
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- Remuneration Committee
- Health, Safety and Environment Committee