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Guyana Goldfields Inc (GUY.TO)

GUY.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rene Marion

54 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Scott Caldwell

61 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Stackhouse

2018 Interim Chief Financial Officer

Suresh Kalathil

2019 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Perry Holloway

2019 Senior Vice President - Strategy and Corporate

Ronald Stewart

2018 Senior Vice President - Technical Services and Corporate Development

Tom Henderson

General Manager

Lisa Zangari

2018 Chief Talent Officer

Shaun Drake

51 2017 Corporate Secretary

Wendy Kei

50 2015 Independent Director

Allen Palmiere

58 2019 Independent Director

Alan Pangbourne

2019 Independent Director

Peter Dey

78 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Maryse Saint-Laurent

59 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jacqueline Wagenaar

Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Rene Marion

Mr. Rene L. Marion is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Marion has over 25 years of diversified management and senior technical experience with resource industry expertise in operations, mineral exploration, and mine development, along with a successful history of corporate development. Mr. Marion was most recently President, CEO and Director of AuRico Gold Inc. ("AuRico") from 2007 to 2012, where he oversaw the acquisition and development of AuRico's flagship Young-Davidson Mine. Prior to AuRico, he held several senior positions with Barrick Gold Inc. for over 14 years including Vice-President of Russia and Central Asia, Vice-President Technical Services, and Vice-President and General Manager of Kahama Mining. He is currently Chairman and President of RJLM Professional Services Ltd., a private engineering consulting firm. Mr. Marion is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, and holds a BScE in Mine Engineering from Queens University.

Scott Caldwell

Mr. Scott Andrew Caldwell serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Guyana Goldfields Inc. Mr. Caldwell is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Allied Nevada Gold Corp. and also previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer for such company from September 2006 to April 2007. From March 2003 to August 2006, Mr. Caldwell was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Director of Kinross Gold Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Mining) degree in Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Christopher Stackhouse

Mr. Christopher Stackhouse is Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Stackhouse has over 10 years of global financial experience within the mining industry. Prior to joining Guyana Goldfields, Mr. Stackhouse was a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers primarily within the mining assurance practice. In August 2012, Mr. Stackhouse joined Guyana Goldfields as Project Budget Manager based in Guyana and was responsible for cost analysis and budget management for the Aurora Gold Mine during its construction and development phases. In February 2015, he was relocated to corporate office in Toronto and is primarily responsible for corporate financial reporting, compliance, financial planning and analysis. Mr. Stackhouse holds an Honours Business Administration BBA degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Suresh Kalathil

Mr. Suresh Kalathil is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company effective March 1. 2019. Mr. Kalathil is a mining engineer with more than 25 years of experience working in open-pit and underground operations and major projects around the world. He is a certified first class mine manager and a trained Six Sigma black belt. His appointment is the fourth senior hire the company has made as it takes steps to professionalize all aspects of its business following the termination of the former executive chairman. Mr. Kalathil is joining Guyana Goldfields from Iamgold Corp., where he served as general manager of Rosebel gold mine in Suriname. He led the overall operational and strategic transformation of Rosebel as Iamgold embarked on driving efficiencies out of every aspect of the operation's value chain leading to improved productivity, substantial reduction in all-in sustaining costs (AISC) and increased reserve base to transform it into a profitable, cornerstone asset.

Perry Holloway

Mr. Perry Holloway is Senior Vice President - Strategy and Corporate of the company. Mr. Holloway is a career diplomat with more than 30 years of international experience in Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on government relations, business advocacy, program management, development, and security. Most recently, Mr. Holloway was the United States Ambassador to Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). He also has served in Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Afghanistan. Mr. Holloway holds a Masters in International Business Sciences (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF).

Ronald Stewart

Mr. Ronald W. Stewart is Senior Vice President - Technical Services and Corporate Development of the Company. Mr. Stewart is a mining professional with over 30 years of international experience in exploration, project development, operations and capital markets. Until recently, Mr. Stewart served as the President, CEO and Director of Beaufield Resources Inc., a mineral exploration company concentrated on the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious and base metal resource properties in Canada. Previously, Mr. Stewart spent eight years in the capital markets industry in varying roles with financial institutions as a top ranked equity analyst and investment banker. Prior to that, Mr. Stewart held a variety of industry positions including President and CEO of Verena Minerals Ltd. which later was renamed Belo Sun Mining; Executive Vice President of Exploration for Kinross Gold Corp. and a variety of positions during a sixteen-year career with Placer Dome Inc.

Tom Henderson

Lisa Zangari

Ms. Lisa M. Zangari is Chief Talent Officer of the Company. Ms. Zangari has demonstrated a proven ability to build highly-competent, high-performing teams. Until recently, Lisa was founder and chief consultant to Epic Engagement, an executive advisory services firm. From 2014 to 2016, Ms. Zangari was the Chief Human Resources Officer for OpenText Corporation responsible for global people strategy and organizational development. Prior to this, Lisa was Senior Vice President, Human resources for IAMGOLD Corporation from 2009 to 2014 where she led the organizational design and talent planning to evolve the company from a centralized to regional model and to ensure critical roles had high-performing talent. From 2005 to 2009, Ms. Zangari was the Senior Vice President, Human resources for Kinross Gold Corporation and overlooked the global HR strategy and organizational development. Prior to this, Ms. Zangari held various human resources roles at Placer Dome Inc. over an 11-year duration. Ms. Zangari holds a Canadian Human Resources Executive designation (CHRE).

Shaun Drake

Mr. Shaun Drake is Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Drake is President of DRAX Services Limited, a company providing corporate secretarial services since July 2013; an executive with DSA. Corporate Services Inc. (formerly 6196322 Canada Limited), a company  providing  corporate  secretarial services  from February  2009  to June  2013;  President  of  6196322  Canada Limited,  a  company  that  was  a partner of Marrelli & Drake Corporate Services (formerly Duguay & Ringler Corporate  Services) (a  company  providing  accounting  and corporate secretarial services) from August 2004 to January 2009. Mr. Drake dedicates approximately 5% of his time to such duties.

Wendy Kei

Ms. Wendy Kei serves as Independent Director of Guyana Goldfields Inc. Ms. Kei is a chartered professional accountant/chartered accountant and previously served as chief financial officer of Dominion Diamond Corp. (formerly Harry Winston Diamond Corp. and Aber Diamond Corp.). Ms. Kei has also previously served as chief financial officer -- mining segment, vice-president and corporate controller for Dominion, and held various senior management roles with Counsel Corp., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Sunoco Inc. Ms. Kei is a certified public accountant (Illinois), a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and holds a bachelor of mathematics from the University of Waterloo. The appointment of Ms. Kei remains subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Allen Palmiere

Mr. Allen J. Palmiere is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Palmiere has more than 35 years of operational and financial experience in the mining industry. During his career, he has served as President and CEO of Adriana Resources Inc., CEO and Chair of HudBay Minerals Inc, and Executive Chair of South Africa's Barplats Investment Ltd.

Alan Pangbourne

Mr. Alan Nigel Pangbourne is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Pangbourne has more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry, including open pit and underground operations. Prior to his retirement last year, he was Chief Operating Officer of SSR Mining Inc. Before joining SSR Mining in 2013 he was Vice President Projects, South America, with Kinross Gold Corporation.

Peter Dey

Mr. Peter James Dey is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dey has been a leader in governance reform in Canada and internationally over his 50-year career. He has served as chairman of the Ontario Securities Commission and was Canada's representative to the OECD Task Force that developed the OECD principles of corporate governance released in 1999. Mr. Dey has been the chairman of Paradigm Capital, an independent Toronto-based investment dealer, since 2005. He recently retired as a director of Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc., one of Canada's largest gold mining companies, after 11 years. Mr. Dey was a member of the international advisory committee of the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) from 2008 to 2015. The committee provides advice to the CSRC and to other securities regulators in China on the development of capital markets. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Dey chaired the Toronto Stock Exchange committee on corporate governance in Canada that released the report entitled "Where Were the Directors?" known as the Dey report. In his former law practice, Mr. Dey was a partner of the Toronto law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, where he specialized in corporate board issues and mergers and acquisitions, from 2001 to 2005, and prior to that from 1985 to 1994 and from 1973 to 1983. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Dey was chairman of Morgan Stanley Canada Ltd., where he helped develop the Canadian investment banking business and the overall strategic direction of Morgan Stanley in Canada. Mr. Dey currently serves as a director of Calgary-based Gran Tierra Energy Inc. He also recently retired from the board of Toronto-based Granite REIT. Mr. Dey holds a master of laws degree from Harvard University, a bachelor of laws degree from Dalhousie University and a bachelor of science degree from Queen's University.

Maryse Saint-Laurent

Ms. Maryse Saint-Laurent is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is an accomplished executive, corporate director and senior legal adviser with over 20 years of experience as a transactional, corporate and securities lawyer in the energy and electricity sectors. She has led several public financing transactions and has a strong governance background. Ms. Saint-Laurent is a director of Vancouver-based Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., majority owner of an open-pit copper and gold mine in Mongolia. Turquoise Hill Resources is also developing an adjacent underground mine that, on completion, will be one of the world's largest copper mines. Ms. Saint-Laurent also possesses over 10 years of experience in human resources management and compensation analysis. From 2013 until 2015, Ms. Saint-Laurent was vice-president, legal, and corporate secretary for TransAlta Renewables Inc. From 2005 until 2015, she was corporate secretary and later appointed vice-president, legal, and corporate secretary for TransAlta Corp. From 2001 until 2005, Ms. Saint-Laurent served as corporate secretary for TC PipeLines LP. From 1997 until 2005, she was senior legal counsel at TransCanada Corp. From 1981 until 1992, Ms. Saint-Laurent served in a variety of labour relations and human resources positions. In addition to her board position at Turquoise Hill Resources, Ms. Saint-Laurent serves as a director of the Alberta Securities Commission, the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre and Western Sky Land Trust. Ms. Saint-Laurent holds a master of laws degree from Osgoode Hall, York University, a bachelor of laws degree from the University of Alberta and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alberta.

Jacqueline Wagenaar