- Los Filos Mine
Board of Directors
Frank Giustra is a successful company financier with a track record of building natural resource companies. Mr. Giustra has had an active role in the launch and growth of several major natural resource companies, many with operations in Latin America. Mr. Giustra is CEO of Fiore Financial, a private firm managing a broad portfolio of equity investments. Mr. Giustra was a director of Endeavour Mining from September 2013 until July 2016, Chairman of Endeavour Financial from 2001 until 2007, and former CEO of Yorkton Securities.
Neil WoodyerChief Executive Officer, Director
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.
General Wesley K. ClarkIndependent Director
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.
Gordon CampbellIndependent Director
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.
Miguel RodriguezIndependent Director
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.
Russell BallIndependent Director
Russell Ball is the former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Development of Goldcorp Inc. He joined Goldcorp in May 2013 as Executive Vice President of Capital Management and in December 2014 was appointed Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Capital Projects. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Mr. Ball served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Newmont Mining Corporation. Over his 19 years with Newmont, Mr. Ball worked in audit, finance, treasury and investor relations before joining the executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Newmont, Mr. Ball was a manager in the finance and audit groups with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Durban, South Africa. He qualified as both a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa and a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado.
The Rt Hon. the Lord Garel-JonesIndependent Director
Lord Garel-Jones PC is 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.