People: Central Goldtrust (GTU)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. C. Stefan Spicer

48 2012 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

William Trench

2003 Chief Financial Officer

Krystyna Bylinowski

2003 Treasurer

John Elder

2003 Secretary

J. L. Michele Spicer

2007 Assistant Secretary

Ian McAvity

71 Lead Independent Trustee

Brian Felske

66 2003 Independent Trustee

Glenn Fox

59 2012 Independent Trustee

Bruce Heagle

56 2008 Independent Trustee

Michael Parente

57 2011 Independent Trustee

Jason Schwandt

41 2014 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

J. C. Stefan Spicer

Mr. J. C. Stefan Spicer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of Central GoldTrust. He is also the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Central Fund of Canada Limited, a publicly traded gold and silver bullion holding company, the shares of which are listed on the NYSE Amex US and the Toronto Stock Exchange. He is also a Trustee and President and Chief Executive Officer of Silver Bullion Trust, the Units of which are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange. He has in excess of 25 years of investment industry experience.

William Trench

Krystyna Bylinowski

John Elder

J. L. Michele Spicer

Ian McAvity

Mr. Ian M. T. McAvity is Lead Independent Trustee of Central GoldTrust. He has been involved in the world of finance for over 40 years as a banker, broker, and, since 1975, as an independent advisor and consultant, specializing in the technical analysis of international equity, foreign exchange and precious metals markets. His analysis and views have been published in “Ian McAvity’s Deliberations on World Markets Newsletter” continuously since 1972. He is a Director and member of the Corporate Governance Committee of Central Fund of Canada Limited and Lead Trustee and a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and of the Audit Committee of Silver Bullion Trust. Mr. McAvity is also [acting] President and CEO and a director of Duncan Park Holdings Corporation.

Brian Felske

Mr. Brian E. Felske is an Independent Trustee of Central GoldTrust. Mr. Felske has managed a mining consultancy for more than 25 years with clients including brokers, institutional investors, banks, multilateral agencies and mining companies. Mr. Felske is a registered limited market dealer with the Ontario Securities Commission. He also serves as a Director and member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of Central Fund of Canada Limited.

Glenn Fox

Mr. Glenn C. Fox is Independent Trustee of Central GoldTrust. Mr. Fox is a professor ofagricultural economics at the University of Guelph with a record of research, writings, publication and teaching on the importance of property rights in a modern society, including a long-standing interest in the economics, history and ethics of sound money.

Bruce Heagle

Mr. Bruce D. Heagle is an Independent Trustee of Central GoldTrust. He has an MBA from the Richard Ivey Business School. He has been an officer since 1982 and President and a director of National System of Baking Ltd. since 1991 and is President of its division, NSBL International (private capital investments). He also serves as a Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee of Silver Bullion Trust. Mr. Heagle has been a director of the Bakery Council of Canada and Chair of the Board of Governors as well as Chair of the Finance Committee of Hillfield Strathallan College.

Michael Parente

Mr. Michael A. Parente, CFP, is an Independent Trustee of Central GoldTrust. Mr. Parente is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Planner in Canada. He has been an independent consultant since February, 2009. Prior to that, he was the Director of Finance for First Ontario Credit Union from March, 2004 to January, 2009. From February, 1990 to August, 2002, Mr. Parente was Vice-President Finance of Central Fund of Canada Limited. Previously, for over 15 years prior to 2004, he was Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Officer for a mutual fund management company. Mr. Parente is a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Central Fund of Canada Limited and a Trustee and member of the Audit Committee and of the Corporate Governance Committee of Silver Bullion Trust.

Jason Schwandt

Mr. Jason A. Schwandt is an Independent Trustee of Central GoldTrust. Mr. Schwandt holds an Electrical Engineering & Management degree and an MBA (Management of Innovation) from McMaster University. He is currently President of J.A. Schwandt Engineering Inc., and was formerly an owner and Vice President of Techcentive Services Inc., a tax and corporate cost-reduction consultancy. Prior to that, Mr. Schwandt was employed for over 10 years in various management roles in engineering, program office, operations, and corporate strategy at Celestica Inc., a global contract electronics manufacturer and former manufacturing arm of IBM. Mr. Schwandt is also a Trustee and member of the Audit Committee of Silver Bullion Trust.
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