James E. Sinclair, Chairman, Founder
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Mr. Sinclair is the founder of the company and was the Executive Chairman from April 2002 until recently retiring from his executive role to continue service as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Sinclair enjoyed a long and storied career in the financial industry where he maintained a special focus on precious metals, commodities, and mining markets. Mr. Sinclair is widely known for his commentary on these markets and about economic and monetary matters. His experience developing the gold mining industry in Tanzania is extensive and also well known. He was the original founder and explorer of the Bulyanhulu Mine through Sutton Resources, which has become one of the most productive mines in Tanzania.

Stephen Mullowney, Director and Chief Executive Officer
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Mr. Mullowney was appointed CEO in December 2020. He is a former Partner and Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), where he led PwC Canada’s Deals Mining Group for more than ten years.  Mr. Mullowney has an extensive mining background, working with miners, Governments, and institutional investors across the world and supporting them in making key strategic business, financing, and policy decisions. Mr. Mullowney is a CA, CPA, CFA and holds a BBA from Acadia University.

Andrew Cheatle, Director and Chief Operating Officer
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Mr. Andrew Cheatle (P.Geo., MBA, FGS, ARSM) is an accomplished mining executive, geoscientist, and director.  A graduate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, his 30-plus-years international career has encompassed operations/production, mine development, and exploration in both the senior & junior mining sectors. He is currently also a Non-Executive Director of Condor Gold plc and Troilus Gold Corp.

Mr. Cheatle is publicly passionate about the mining industry’s potential and positive role in community and national development. He is, therefore, spending considerable time in Tanzania working with the highly motivated and talented local team to advance the Buckreef Project to become a world-class gold mine.

Dr Norman Betts,, Director, Chairman Audit and Compensation Committee
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Dr Betts is an associate professor, Faculty of Business Administration, University of New Brunswick (UNB) and a Chartered Accountant Fellow (FCA). Dr Betts serves as a Chair of the board of directors of Starfield Resources Inc. and as a director and member of the audit committees of Tembec Inc., New Brunswick Power Corporation, Export Development Canada and Adex Mining Inc. He is also a co-chair of the board of trustees of the UNB Pension Plan for Academic Employees. He is a former Finance Minister and Minister of Business New Brunswick with the Province of New Brunswick. He was awarded a PhD in Management from the School of Business at Queen’s University in 1992.

Dr William Harvey,, Director
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Dr Harvey is a Clinical Psychologist, who for over thirty years has served as a consultant and technical expert on matters relating to substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion to a wide variety of private and governmental programs and agencies in the United States. These include the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, and the National Mental Health Association. He was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology at Washington University, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, University of Missouri. He continues to be involved in the formulation of new programs and policies aimed at the betterment of society. Dr Harvey will continue to expand the role which the Company has at the local level to ensure that stakeholder interests are addressed.

Shubo Rakhit, Director
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Mr Rakhit has had a prominent career as leading corporate finance professional, highly respected strategist, and sought after trusted advisor. His 30+ year career has included positions at several large investment banks and advisory firms including Canada’s major bank owned investment banks, BofA Securities, KPMG Corporate Finance and Echelon Wealth Partners where he most recently served as Managing Director, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”). Mr Rakhit’s distinguished career includes leading over $80B of M&A transactions, and over $100B of global capital markets issuance including many complex strategic and capital solutions, that has also encompassed mining companies. Mr Rakhit has an undergraduate degree from Western University and Graduate Degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University.

Richard J. Steinberg, Director
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Mr. Steinberg was appointed to the Board Of Directors in February 2022. He is the former Chair of Fasken’s Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Steinberg advises target companies, buyers, and investors in both solicited and unsolicited transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border acquisitions. Mr. Steinberg's corporate finance practice is focused on structured and cross-border financings, with extensive experience acting for both underwriters and issuers. Mr. Steinberg’s securities and mergers and acquisitions expertise is recognized by, among others, Best Lawyers in Canada and Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Mr. Steinberg holds a BA from Columbia University and an LLB from the University of Toronto.