People: Royal Gold Inc (RGLD.O)

RGLD.O on Nasdaq

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Hayes

69 2014 Chairman of the Board

Tony Jensen

52 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stefan Wenger

41 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

William Zisch

57

Karli Anderson

41 2013 Vice President - Investor Relations

William Heissenbuttel

49 2007 Vice President - Corporate Development

Bruce Kirchhoff

55 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Ronald Vance

62 2013 Director

Gordon Bogden

56 2011 Independent Director

M. Craig Haase

71 2010 Independent Director

C. Kevin McArthur

59 2014 Independent Director

Kevin McArthur

59 2014 Independent Director

Christopher Thompson

66 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Hayes

Mr. William M. Hayes has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Royal Gold, Inc., effective May 30, 2014. Mr. Hayes served in various management positions with Placer Dome Inc. from 1988 to 2006. He was Executive Vice President for Project Development and Corporate Affairs from 2004 to 2006. From 2000 to 2004, he served as Executive Vice President for USA and Latin America, and from 1994 to 2000 as Executive Vice President for Latin America. From 1991 to 1994, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Mantos de Ore, Chile, at the La Coipa mine, and was Chief Financial Officer from 1988 to 1991. Mr. Hayes also served as Vice President and Treasurer of Placer Dome Inc. from 1991 to 1994. From 1972 to 1987, Mr. Hayes served in various financial positions with Exxon Corporation. Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of San Francisco.

Tony Jensen

Mr. Tony A. Jensen is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Royal Gold, Inc. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since July 2006. President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from August 2003 until June 2006. Mr. Jensen has over 30 years of mining industry experience, including 18 years with Placer Dome Inc. His corporate and operations experience was developed both in the United States and Chile where he occupied several senior management positions in mine production, corporate development and finance. Before joining the Company, he was the Mine General Manager of the Cortez Joint Venture from August 1999 to June 2003. Mr. Jensen was Director, Finance and Strategic Growth and Treasurer for Placer Dome Latin America from 1998 to 1999 and SubGerente General de Operaciónes for Compania Minera Mantos de Oro, a subsidiary of Placer Dome Latin America from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Jensen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and a Certificate of Finance from Golden Gate University.

Stefan Wenger

Mr. Stefan L. Wenger is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Royal Gold, Inc. Mr. Wenger has been Chief Financial Officer since July 2006 and Treasurer since August 2007. He was Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer of the Company from April 2003 until June 2006. Mr. Wenger was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from June 2002 until March 2003. From September 2000 until June 2002, he was a manager with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Wenger has over 18 years of experience in the mining and natural resources industries working in various financial roles. In March 2010, he became a Director of McWatters Mining Inc., a publicly traded Canadian company, in which Royal Gold owns 100% of the common shares and a 45% voting interest. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Northwest Mining Association where he currently serves on the Executive Committee as the Treasurer, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Gold Group. Mr. Wenger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University, has completed the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School, and is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

William Zisch

Mr. William M. Zisch is no longer serves as Vice President - Operations of Royal Gold, Inc., effective December 9, 2014. Mr. Zisch has been Vice President Operations since March 2009. Mr. Zisch has more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Royal Gold, Mr. Zisch spent 12 years working for Newmont on both domestic and international assignments in technical, operating and executive positions. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Vice President of Planning for Newmont, from 2005 to 2007 as Vice President – African Operations and from 2003 to 2005 as Group Executive and Managing Director of West African Operations, from 2001 to 2003 as Operations Manager and Assistant General Manager of Minera Yanacocha in Peru and from 1997 to 2001 as Director, Business Development and Planning and as Chief Mine Engineer, International Operations. Prior to his tenure at Newmont, Mr. Zisch spent 16 years with FMC Gold and FMC Company where he held several positions in coal and gold operations and strategic sourcing roles in the company's Chemical Group. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Nevada Mining Association and past Chairman and current Director of the Colorado Mining Association. Mr. Zisch holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Karli Anderson

Ms. Karli S. Anderson has been appointed as Vice President - Investor Relations of Royal Gold, Inc. Ms. Anderson has over 15 years of experience in finance, investor relations and capital markets. She was Senior Director, Investor Relations, from August 2011 through April 2013 and Director, Investor Relations from May 2010 to August 2011 at Newmont Mining Corporation. From February 2008 to May 2010, she served as Director Investor Relations at Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation. Ms. Anderson served as Director Investor Relations from January 2006 to February 2008 at Evergreen Energy Inc. From January 2003 to January 2006 she was Director of Strategic Analysis at Policy Studies, Inc. and from 2000 to 2001 she was an Associate at Goldman Sachs Investment Research. Ms. Anderson is currently the Chairman of the Denver Gold Group. Ms. Anderson holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Systems from Ohio University.

William Heissenbuttel

Mr. William Heissenbuttel is Vice President - Corporate Development of Royal Gold, Inc. Mr. Heissenbuttel has been Vice President Corporate Development since February 2007. He was Manager Corporate Development from April 2006 through January 2007. Mr. Heissenbuttel brings more than 25 years of corporate finance experience with 19 of those years in project and corporate finance in the metals and mining industry. Mr. Heissenbuttel served as Senior Vice President from February 2000 to April 2006 and Vice President from 1999 to 2000 at N M Rothschild & Sons (Denver) Inc. From 1994 to 1999, he served as Vice President and then as Group Vice President at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. From 1987 to 1994, he was a Senior Credit Analyst and an Associate at Chemical Bank Manufacturers Hanover. Mr. Heissenbuttel holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Northwestern University.

Bruce Kirchhoff

Mr. Bruce C. Kirchhoff is Vice President, General Counsel of Royal Gold, Inc. Mr. Kirchhoff has been Vice President and General Counsel since February 2007 and Secretary since July 2013. He has over 25 years of experience representing hardrock and industrial minerals mining companies, as well as mineral exploration and development clients. From January 2004 through January 2007, Mr. Kirchhoff was a partner with the law firm Carver Kirchhoff Schwarz McNab & Bailey, LLC. From January 2003 to December 2003, Mr. Kirchhoff was a partner with the law firm Carver & Kirchhoff, LLC, and from April 1996 through December 2002, Mr. Kirchhoff was a partner in the law firm Alfers & Carver, LLC. Prior to private practice, Mr. Kirchhoff was a senior attorney with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company from June 1986 through March 1996. Mr. Kirchhoff holds a J.D. from the University of Denver, a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Colorado College. He is a Trustee-at-Large of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Ronald Vance

Mr. Ronald J. Vance is appointed as the Director of Royal Gold, Inc. Presently Senior Vice President of Teck Resources Limited. From January 2006 to September 2013, Mr. Vance served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Teck. From March 2000 to December 2005, he was Managing Director/Senior Advisor of Rothschild Inc. and from October 1991 to February 2000 he was Managing Director of Rothschild (Denver) Inc. Mr. Vance served as Vice President Project Development from 1989 to 1991 and Vice President Marketing from 1983 to 1989 for Newmont Mining Corporation. From 1978 to 1983 he was Director, Copper Sales and Manager, Specialty Copper Sales for Amax Copper Inc. Mr. Vance holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College.

Gordon Bogden

Mr. Gordon J. Bogden is an Independent Director of Royal Gold, Inc. Mr. Bogden is a corporate Director and former Vice Chairman, Mining & Metals, Standard Chartered Bank, which acquired Gryphon Partners Canada Inc., an independent investment bank that Mr. Bogden co-founded, and where he was President and Managing Partner, from October 2008 to July 2012. From October 2003 to October 2007, he was Vice Chairman and Head of Global Metals and Mining at National Bank Financial Inc. Mr. Bogden served as President and Managing Director, Beacon Group Advisors Inc. from 2001 to 2003, Director, Investment Banking for Newcrest Capital Inc. from 1999 to 2000, Managing Director, N M Rothschild (Canada) from 1997 to 1999, and Managing Director, CIBC Wood Gundy Securities Inc. from 1990 to 1997. Mr. Bogden holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in geophysics from Queen's University and the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario.

M. Craig Haase

Mr. M. Craig Haase is an Independent Director of Royal Gold, Inc. Mr. Haase served as Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation, a publicly-traded precious metals royalty company, for more than 15 years prior to its merger with Newmont Mining Corporation in 2002. He served as a Director of Newmont from March 2002 until he retired in May 2003. He served as Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Euro-Nevada Mining Corporation from 1987 to 1999 when Euro-Nevada merged with Franco-Nevada. Mr. Haase was also Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Gold Marketing Corporation of America, Inc., a physical gold export company, from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Haase served as Vice Chairman of both Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation, Inc. (1990-2002) and Euro-Nevada Mining Corporation, Inc. (1990-1999). He was engaged in private law practice from 1971 to 1990 (the last nine years as senior and managing partner of M. Craig Haase Ltd., a law firm, and Haase and Harris Ltd., a law firm), with an emphasis in mining and commercial law and litigation. Mr. Haase holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Northwestern University.

C. Kevin McArthur

C. Kevin McArthur is Independent Director of Royal gold, Inc. Mr. McArthur founded Tahoe Resources Inc. and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to early 2014. He is currently Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Tahoe Resources Inc. He was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Goldcorp Inc. from 2006 until his retirement in 2008. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Glamis Gold Ltd. from 1998 and served in a variety of management positions with Glamis until its acquisition by Goldcorp in 2006. Prior to working with Glamis, Mr. McArthur held various operating and engineering positions with BP Minerals and Homestake Mining Company. Mr. McArthur holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Nevada. He also served as a director of Pembrook Mining Corp. and as chairman of Pembrook’s audit committee, governance committee and compensation committee.

Kevin McArthur

Mr. Kevin McArthur is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McArthur has more than 30 years of operational and senior management experience in the mining industry. Currently, he is the founder, Vice Chair and CEO of Tahoe Resources, which owns 100% of the Escobal silver mine in Guatemala. Prior to forming Tahoe, Mr. McArthur was President and CEO of Goldcorp Inc., which followed his 18-year tenure with Glamis Gold Ltd., where he served as President and CEO from 1998 until its acquisition by Goldcorp in November, 2006. Prior to joining Glamis, Mr. McArthur held various operating and engineering positions with BP Minerals and Homestake Mining Company. He holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Nevada.

Christopher Thompson

Mr. Christopher M. T. Thompson has been appointed as an Independent Director of Royal Gold, Inc., effective May 15, 2014. Mr. Thompson is currently a member of the boards of Jacobs Engineering (audit committee), Teck Resources (compensation, executive, nominating, and governance and reserve committees) and Golden Star Resources (nominating and compensation committees). He is also a member of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation board of governors. Mr. Thompson was the chairman of Goldfields Ltd., a major global gold producer, from 1998 to 2005, and chairman and chief executive officer from 1998 to 2002. He was chairman of the World Gold Council from 2002 to 2005. From 1992 to 1998 he was the founder and chief executive officer of Castle Group, which managed three venture capital funds that employed various structures, including royalties, to finance the development of new gold mines. Mr. Thompson has an undergraduate bachelor's degree in law and economics from Rhodes University, South Africa, and a master's degree in management studies from Bradford University in the United Kingdom.

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