Board of Directors

Gerald J. McConnell - Chair

Mr. McConnell was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Etruscan Resources Inc. (now ERI), (formerly TSX-listed Etruscan Resources Inc. and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Endeavour Mining Corporation), from June 1990 to February 28, 2010, and was also a director and chairman of the board of ERI from June 1990 until September 2010, when it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Endeavour Mining Corporation (formerly known as Endeavour Financial Corporation).  Mr. McConnell has been a director of NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSX; NYSE-MKT) since 1984 and the president of NovaGold Resources Inc. from December 1984 to January 1998.  In addition to being a director, Mr. McConnell sits on the Corporate Communications, and the Corporate Governance and Nominations committees of NovaGold Resources Inc.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Trilogy Metals Inc. (TSX).  Mr. McConnell was called to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1971 and was an associate and partner with the law firm, Patterson Palmer, in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1971 to 1987.  He received his Queen's Counsel designation in 1986.  In 2003, Mr. McConnell received the Paul Harris Award from Rotary International in recognition of ERI's humanitarian contributions to health and education initiatives in Africa.

Adrian T. Hickey - Director

Since 2009, Mr. Hickey has been a private developer and financier of projects, focusing on early stage greenfield mining prospects throughout Sub Saharan Africa. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Hickey was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Minas de Revuboe Limitada, a private company that he co-founded and then managed through the development of a greenfield coal project in Mozambique and on to a feasibility study and final sale. From 2001 to 2006, he was managing director of NAB Mining Group Africa (Pty) Ltd, a mining, exploration and development company that he founded, which partnered with Nippon Steel of Japan and developed greenfield coal deposits in South Africa. From 1996 to 2001, he was a manager of Baan, which was the vendor of enterprise resource planning software. From 1986 to 1994, he was the founder and managing director of Swiss Chrome International AG, which developed a greenfields chrome project that is now owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and is presently the fourth-largest ferrochrome producer globally. From 1977 to 1985, Mr. Hickey held a number of positions with various companies providing geophysical technical services in connection with a number of mining projects worldwide. 

Douglas J. Jackson - Director

Mr. Jackson is currently a private investor.  He was previously with Molycorp Inc., a global manufacturer of custom engineered rare earth and rare metal products, and held various positions including Executive Vice President Chemicals and Oxides, Executive Vice President Corporate Development and Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing.  In addition to a professional corporate career, which included a variety of senior management executive positions, Mr. Jackson was the founder and principal of a management consulting company.  Over a fifteen year period, he was with Dyno Nobel, Inc. ("Dyno”), the largest operating subsidiary of Dyno Nobel ASA, a global commercial explosives supplier. While with Dyno, he held a variety of senior positions, including serving as President and CEO where he had responsibility for operations in North and South America, Dyno's largest market, while establishing new operations in the high growth markets of Latin America. Mr. Jackson started his career with Union Oil Company of California (Unocal) where he held various engineering and commercial management positions. He received his B.S. Engineering from Washington State University in 1983 and his Masters of Business Administration from California State University in 1988.  

Glenn R. Williams - Director

Mr. Williams was the regional managing partner for Grant Thornton LLP, with specific responsibilities for Atlantic Canada, Toronto and Southern Ontario before he retired in December of 2007. From May 2008 to December 2010, Mr. Williams worked part time as a retired partner providing client advisory services for Grant Thornton LLP. While at Grant Thornton LLP, in addition to Mr. Williams' firm-wide management and client responsibilities, Mr. Williams was professional standards partner in the firm's national office with responsibility for firm-wide consulting on technical auditing and accounting matters for a term of four years. Mr. Williams has played an active role in the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, accounting and auditing standards setting process, having served as chairman of the accounting standards committee, a member of the auditing committee and chairman of the task force on related party transactions. Mr. Williams is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia. 

William L. Price - Director

Mr. Price is the former Chairman and Global Chief Investment Officer of Dresdner RCM Global Investors and CIO for equities at Allianz Dresdner RCM. Following his retirement in 2003, Mr. Price has been a private investor and CEO of the William L. Price Charitable Foundation. He has served as a corporate director of several publicly traded companies. A graduate of Dartmouth College and a Graduate Fellow (Political Science) at Brooklyn College, Mr. Price worked for the US Department of State before going to Wall Street as a securities analyst. He joined Rosenberg Capital Management in 1976 and became Chairman and CEO in 1996. For fifteen of those years he was a guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. 



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