W. Ian L. Forrest, CA

Mr. Forrest has been a member of the board of directors since 2003. He served as chairman from 2004 to 2008, became co-chair in 2011, and assumed his current position as chair in 2012. He serves as chair of the business development and risk management committee, nominating and corporate governance committee, and as a member of the audit, compensation, capital finance, and nominating and corporate governance committees. He serves on the boards of Georex SA and Poros SAS.

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Mr. Forrest is a public accountant in Geneva, Switzerland. He has more than 30 years of experience with public companies in the resource sector, including the areas of promotion, financing, exploration, production and company management. He has participated in several notable projects in Africa, including the North Dome gas discovery in Qatar, Reunion Mining’s Skorpion Zinc Mine and Refinery in Namibia, and Ocean Diamond Mining, which pioneered the independent diamond-dredging industry off the country’s west coast. He also served as a director of MGold Resources Inc. and Belmore Resources (Holdings) plc. until 2011.

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