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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Baker

62 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Samuel Coetzer

54 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Andre van Niekerk

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Daniel Owiredu

57 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director

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

2007 Vice President - Exploration

Angela Parr

2014 Director - Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs

Anu Dhir

43 2014 Independent Director

Robert Doyle

60 2010 Independent Director

Tony Jensen

53 2012 Independent Director

Craig Nelsen

63 2011 Independent Director

William Yeates

66 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, he 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., since 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, Executive Vice President of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Mr. van Niekerk joined Golden Star in 2006. André spent almost five years in Ghana as the head of finance and business operations, after which he was transferred back to the corporate office to take the role of Vice-President & Controller. André was appointed to the role of EVP & CFO in April 2014. While based in Ghana, André was Vice Chairman of the Ghanaian Chamber of Mines Energy Committee and a member of the Chamber of Mines Finance Committee. Prior to joining Golden Star, André spent six years with KPMG serving clients in the mining and oil and gas industries.

Daniel Owiredu

Mr. Daniel Owiredu is the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd. He has been appointed to the position of Director of the company with effect from 5 November 2014. Mr. Owiredu joined Golden Star in September, 2006, as vice-president operations, and was appointed executive vice-president operations and COO in January, 2013. He has more than 30 years of experience in the mining sector in Ghana and West Africa. Most recently, Mr. Owiredu was deputy COO Africa for AngloGold Ashanti, where he successfully managed the construction and operation of the Bibiani mine, as well as the operation of the Siguiri, Obuasi and Fred Rebecca mines. Mr. Owiredu has made a significant contribution to mining in Ghana as the country's former president of the Chamber of Mines, and more recently in his appointment as chairman of the board of GCB Bank.

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.

Martin Raffield

Dr. Martin Raffield is Senior Vice President - Technical Services of Golden Star Resources Ltd. Dr. Raffield was hired by Golden Star Resources in August 2011 as Senior Vice President, Technical Services. Prior to this, he worked from June 2007 as Principal Consultant and Practice Leader for SRK Consulting (US) Ltd in Denver. Dr. Raffield started his career in 1992 in South Africa working in geotechnical engineering at a number of deep level gold mines for Johannesburg Consolidated Investments. In 2000, he relocated to Canada with Placer Dome and held the positions of Chief Engineer and Mine Superintendent at their Campbell Mine. Dr. Raffield moved to Breakwater Resources, Myra Falls Operation in 2006 and held the position of Manager of Mining until moving to SRK in 2007. Dr. Raffield has a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Wales and is a Professional Engineer registered in Ontario, Canada.

Karen Walsh

Ms. Karen Walsh is 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.

Anu Dhir

Ms. Anu Dhir, J.D., is Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd. She is a founder and Managing Director of Miniqs Limited (“Miniqs”), a private group primarily interested in resource projects capable of growth into major producing operations. Miniqs’ experience extends from early stage exploration projects, through to the successful development of a number of major mining projects throughout the world. Miniqs’ capabilities include the establishment of technical and project development teams; establishment of corporate structures and management teams; and major financing access through the global debt and equity markets. Prior to Miniqs, Ms. Dhir served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Company Secretary at Katanga Mining Limited a publicly listed mining company. Ms. Dhir was a Non-Executive Director of Great Basin Gold Limited, South Africa (TSX, NYSE, JSE) until 2013, and served as its Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and member of its Remuneration Committee and Audit & Risk Committee. Ms. Dhir also served as a Non-Executive Director of Kazakh Compass Asset Fund Ltd, Kazakhstan until December 2012.

Robert Doyle

Mr. Robert E. Doyle is 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 is Independent Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd., since 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 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.

William Yeates

Mr. William L. Yeates, CPA., is 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.