People: Golden Star Resources Ltd (GSS)

GSS on American Stock Exchange

0.46USD
15 Sep 2014
Price Change (% chg)

$-0.02 (-4.10%)
Prev Close
$0.48
Open
$0.48
Day's High
$0.50
Day's Low
$0.46
Volume
1,083,391
Avg. Vol
1,013,149
52-wk High
$0.89
52-wk Low
$0.39

Search Stocks

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Baker

61 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Samuel Coetzer

53 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Andre van Niekerk

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Controller

Daniel Owiredu

55 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Bruce Higson-Smith

52 2013 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy

Martin Raffield

2013 Senior Vice President - Technical Services

Karen Walsh

2013 Vice President - People and Organizational Development

S. Mitchel Wasel

48 2007 Vice President - Exploration

Angela Parr

2014 Director - Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs

Anu Dhir

2014 Director

Robert Doyle

59 2010 Independent Director

Tony Jensen

51 2012 Independent Director

Craig Nelsen

62 2011 Independent Director

Christopher Thompson

66 2012 Independent Director

William Yeates

65 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Baker

Mr. Timothy C. Baker is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Mr. Baker was appointed Executive Chairman of the Corporation effective January 1, 2013. Mr. Baker has recently served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Kinross Gold Corporation from June 2006 to November 2010. Mr. Baker, who earned his BSc in Geology from Edinburgh University in 1974, has substantial experience in operating mines and projects, including projects in Chile, the United States, Africa and the Dominican Republic. Prior to working with Kinross Gold Corporation, Mr. Baker served as an Executive General Manager of Placer Dome Chile, where he was responsible for the Placer Dome operations, including at the Zaldivar mine and Kinross-Placer joint venture at La Coipa as well as the Pueblo Viejo project in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Baker was an Independent Director of Eldorado Gold Corporation between May 2011 and December 2012, and has been an independent non-executive Director of Pacific Rim Mining Corp. since March 2012. Mr. Baker has also been a Director of Antofagasta plc since March 2011; Underworld Resources Inc. from May 2010 to January 2011; Aurelian Resources Inc. from September 2008 to October 2010 and Augusta Resource Corporation since September 2008.

Samuel Coetzer

Mr. Samuel T. Coetzer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., effective from January 1, 2013. Prior to this appointment, he served the Corporation as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2011 to December 2012. Mr. Coetzer has over 25 years of international mining experience, having held increasing levels of responsibility in various mining companies including Kinross Gold Corporation, Xstrata Nickel, Xstrata Coal South Africa, and Placer Dome Inc. From September 2010 until joining the Corporation, he was the Senior Vice President of Red Back Integration at Kinross. Mr. Coetzer consulted to Kinross from February 2009 and was appointed in May 2009 as Senior Vice President, South American Operations for Kinross, serving in this role until September 2010. In this role, Mr. Coetzer was responsible for overseeing the Kinross assets in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador. From June 2007 to October 2008, Mr. Coetzer was the Chief Operating Officer of Xstrata Nickel, and from March 2006 to June 2007, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Xstrata Coal South Africa. Mr. Coetzer also has significant experience in Africa, having been with Placer Dome Inc.’s South African and Tanzanian operations, where he was Managing Directors—South Africa and the Executive General Manager – Tanzania, from 2003 to February 2006.

Andre van Niekerk

Mr. Andre van Niekerk is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Golden Star Resources Ltd. André van Niekerk has more than 13 of years of mining experience at both an operational and corporate level including eight years at Golden Star. He has served as Controller of the Company since July 2012. In this role André was responsible for establishing the Company's enhanced financial reporting team in Toronto after the Company's head office relocation. Prior to that appointment, André held a number of finance positions throughout the Company for six years including four years as head of finance in Ghana. Whilst based in Ghana, André was Vice Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Mines Energy Committee and a member of the Chamber of Mines Finance Committee. André is a qualified CPA and worked in KPMG's mining practice for six years before joining Golden Star.

Daniel Owiredu

Mr. Daniel Owiredu is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since January 1, 2014. Mr. Owiredu has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining sector in Ghana and West Africa. Mr. Owiredu previously served the Corporation as Senior Vice President Ghana Operations since May 10, 2012. Prior to that, he was Vice President Ghana Operations since September 2006. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Owiredu served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer Africa for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. following the amalgamation of AngloGold Ltd. and Ashanti Goldfields Co. Ltd. Mr. Owiredu’s prior experience includes successfully managing the construction and operation of the Bibiani mine for Ashanti. He also managed the Siguiri mine in Guinea and the Obuasi mine in Ghana for Ashanti.

Bruce Higson-Smith

Mr. Bruce Higson-Smith is Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Prior to that, he served the Corporation as Senior Vice President Finance and Corporate Development from January 2012 to January 2013 and Vice President, Corporate Development from September 2003 to January 2012. Mr. Higson-Smith is a qualified mining engineer with over 25 years of experience in the mining business. Following several years in underground mining operations in Africa and after earning an MBA in finance, Mr. Higson-Smith spent 10 years reviewing projects, conducting due diligence, negotiating and structuring mining transactions around the world, initially with the Castle Group, a mining investment management company, and then with Resource Capital Funds. Since joining the Corporation in 2003, he has been responsible for evaluating and executing M&A opportunities for the Corporation and also spent a year in Ghana as General Manager of Bogoso/Prestea mine.

Martin Raffield

Karen Walsh

Ms. Karen Walsh is a Vice President - People and Organizational Development of Golden Star Resources Ltd., Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Walsh did consulting work for six years in the mining industry from September 2007 to July 2012. Prior to that, Ms. Walsh was Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Placer Dome Inc. from 2005 to August 2006. Ms. Walsh has a broad range of human resources expertise including recruiting, succession planning, cultural change initiatives, HR process optimization, project development feasibility studies, global leadership development and performance management.

S. Mitchel Wasel

Mr. S. Mitchel Wasel is Vice President - Exploration of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since September 2007. Prior to that he served the Corporation as Regional Exploration Manager for West Africa from March 2004. Mr. Wasel served as the Corporation’s Exploration Manager—Ghana from 2000 to March 2004. Mr. Wasel has acted in various other roles with the Corporation since 1993 when he commenced his service with the Corporation as an exploration geologist, where he worked in the Corporation’s regional exploration program in Suriname and later with the Gross Rosebel project, ultimately as Project Manager. Prior to joining the Corporation, he worked with several companies in northern Canada in both exploration and mine geology.

Angela Parr

Ms. Angela Parr is Director - Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Angela is an investor relations professional with over ten years of experience in the natural resources sector, including diamond, gemstone, iron ore and gold mining. She has worked across sub-Saharan Africa, most recently in the West African gold mining sector. Angela started her career in investment banking in South Africa.

Anu Dhir

Ms. Anu Dhir, J.D. is a Director of the Company. Ms. Dhir is the managing director of Miniqs Ltd., a private group primarily interested in developing resource projects, and is the lead non-executive director of Atlatsa Resources Corp. and Frontier Rare Earths Ltd. Ms. Dhir is also a non-executive director of Energulf Resources Inc. Prior to founding Miniqs, Ms. Dhir was vice-president, corporate development, and company secretary at Katanga Mining Ltd. Ms. Dhir holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Toronto and a juris doctor from Quinnipiac University, Connecticut.

Robert Doyle

Mr. Robert Emmet Doyle is an Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since February 02, 2010. From January 2008 to October 2009, Mr. Doyle was Chief Executive Officer of Medoro Resources Ltd. (pursuant to a merger in June 2011, Medoro is now known as Gran Colombia Gold Corp.), a Canadian gold exploration and development company with activities in Africa and South America. Mr. Doyle was with Pacific Stratus Energy as Executive Vice President from 2005 through 2006, Chief Financial Officer from October 2006 to May 2007 and Vice President from March 2006 to May 2007. He also was Chief Financial Officer of Coalcorp Mining Inc. from November 2005 to May 2007 and Chief Financial Officer of Bolivar Gold Corp. from January 2003 to February 2006. Mr. Doyle currently serves as a director of Gran Colombia Gold Corp. and sits on Gran Colombia’s compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee. He also is a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Mandalay Resources Corp., a director and member of the audit committee of Detour Gold Corporation, as well as a director of NXA Inc. Mr. Doyle, a chartered accountant and a chartered director, has over 30 years’ experience in all facets of international resource exploration, development and production.

Tony Jensen

Mr. Tony A. Jensen has been appointed as an Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., effective June 13, 2012. Mr. Jensen has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Gold Inc., a mining royalty company, since 2006. Previously, Mr. Jensen had served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Royal Gold Inc. from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Jensen was elected to the board of directors of Royal Gold Inc. in 2004. Prior to joining Royal Gold Inc., Mr. Jensen held various positions with Placer Dome Inc., including engineering and management positions at the Golden Sunlight Mine in Montana, Assistant Mine General Manager of Operations at the La Coipa mine in Chile, Director, Finance and Strategic Growth for Placer Dome Latin America, and Mine General Manager of the Cortez Joint Venture. Mr. Jensen is a mining engineering graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and holds a Certificate of Finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In addition, Mr. Jensen is a member of the National Mining Association Board and Finance Committee, the Industrial Advisory Board of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and the Advisory Council for the University of Colorado Business School’s Center for Commodities.

Craig Nelsen

Mr. Craig J. Nelsen is an Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since May 11, 2011. He was a founder, and has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, of Avanti Mining Inc. since May 2007. From 1999 to June 2007, Mr. Nelsen served as the Executive Vice-President, Exploration, for Gold Fields Limited, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies. Mr. Nelsen was the founder, and served as Chairman of the board of directors, of Metallica Resources Inc. from 1994 to 2008, and was Metallica’s Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 1999. In June 2008, a three-company merger between Metallica, Peak Gold, and New Gold Inc. was finalized, forming the new, larger gold producer known as New Gold Inc., which is listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE MKT. From June 2008 until May 2012, Mr. Nelsen served as a member of the board of directors of New Gold Inc. Mr. Nelsen holds a M.S. degree in geology from the University of New Mexico and a B.A. degree in geology from the University of Montana.

Christopher Thompson

Mr. Christopher M.T. Thompson is an Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., effective December 31, 2012. He is no longer Independent Chairman of the Board effective from December 31, 2012. From 1998 through 2002, Mr. Thompson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Fields Limited, an international gold producer based in South Africa, and as Chairman from 2002 through 2005. Since 2005 to the present, Mr. Thompson served on the boards of several public and private companies. From April 2002 to April 2005 he was the Chairman of the World Gold Council, an industry organization that promotes gold consumption, and from 1991 through 1998 he was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Castle Group Inc., manager of three privately owned gold mining venture funds. Mr. Thompson has served as director on over 25 public gold mining company boards including recently Ram Power, Corp., and he currently sits on the board of Teck Resources Limited, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and Geosynfuels, Inc., a privately held energy company, and is a member of the advisory board of Pala Investments. Mr. Thompson is familiar with all aspects of the gold industry from exploration to marketing.

William Yeates

Mr. William L. Yeates, CPA., is an Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since October 4, 2011. Mr. Yeates is a founding and current audit partner with Hein & Associates LLP. He was previously Hein’s National Director of Auditing and Accounting and has over 35 years of experience working with public companies specializing in extractive industries. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Yeates served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC). He also has served as a member of the Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality, a member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Public Company Audit Firms of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and a member of the SEC Practice Section Executive Committee and of the SEC Regulations Committee of the AICPA. In addition to being a CPA, Mr. Yeates holds an MBA in accounting and a B.S. in finance and marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Basic Compensation

Search Stocks