Michael E. Beckett, Chairman, Non-executive Director
Michael E. Beckett has some 40 years' experience in the mining sector and he has been involved in the development of some of the largest gold mines in the world, in Africa and Papua New Guinea; Iron Ore mines in West Australia; Industrial Minerals in the Ukraine, Russia and Indonesia; and Platinum in South Africa. As a former of chair of Ashanti Goldfields Ltd. and former Managing Director of Consolidated Gold Fields plc, Mr. Beckett has a deep knowledge of Africa. Mr. Beckett is a Non-executive Director of International Hotels Investment Ltd., Northam Platinum Ltd., Orica Ltd., Petroamerica Oil Corporation and The Egypt Trust Ltd.
Jorge L. Gamarci, Non-executive Director
Jorge L. Gamarci is currently a private investor and a member of several corporate boards domiciled mostly in Latin America. He has held numerous senior executive positions during his 30 plus year banking career, including Managing Director at UBS Securities LLC where he was responsible for UBS' investment banking business in Latin America, Senior Vice President, International Treasury at the Bank of Montreal and Executive Vice President and General Manager of the North American Head Office of Lloyds Bank PLC. He studied accounting in Argentina and banking in the United States and completed the PMD at the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Antony Harwood, Non-executive Director
In addition to being a director of Endeavour, Dr. Harwood is also the Executive Chairman of Universal Coal plc, as well as being a director of Montero Mining and Exploration Limited, which is involved in resource exploration and development in Africa. Dr. Harwood was Vice-President Generative Exploration (Africa-Eurasia) for Placer Dome Inc. for eight years, helping secure its asset position in Africa. He opened Placer Dome Inc.'s African office in Johannesburg in 1998 and subsequent to that the company acquired interests in two gold mines in Africa. Prior to joining Placer Dome Inc., Dr. Harwood founded a consulting company that operated for 10 years and he also lectured at universities in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Dr. Harwood has both a BSc (Hons) and a PhD in Economic Geology.
Ian Henderson, Non-executive Director
Ian Henderson was Managing Director at JP Morgan Asset Management and managed JPMorgan's Natural Resources Funds for over twenty years until January 2012. Most recently he acted as a consultant to JP Morgan advising the Global Equities Team on Natural Resources equities. An employee since 1991, he was previously responsible for international portfolios and has extensive knowledge of the mining and oil and gas industries. Previously, Mr. Henderson spent nine years as director and chief investment officer at Wardley Investment Services International Limited. Prior to this, he served five years as an international portfolio manager involved in business development in London and New York for Morgan Grenfell & Co. Mr. Henderson began his career as an accountant with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. He holds an LLB in Scots Law and an MA in Philosophy and Politics from Edinburgh University. He is also an ACA and FCA.
Wayne McManus, Non-executive Director
Wayne McManus is based in the Cayman Islands and has extensive work experience in the private banking sector, providing accounting and wealth management services for high net worth clients. He has an LLM in taxation, a Juris Doctor degree, an MBA and has more than 20 years of academic experience in the accounting field. He is a Certified Public Accountant, holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.
Neil Woodyer, Director, Chief Executive Officer & President
Neil Woodyer is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Endeavour. He is responsible for implementing the Corporation's strategic growth plan and co-ordinating and directing the management team. Mr. Woodyer has extensive experience in the mining sector developing, implementing and financing strategic growth plans. His experience in the natural resource business spans more than 30 years, including as Chief Executive Officer of Lloyds International Trading, a subsidiary of Lloyds Bank plc specializing in project and trade finance and commodity trading and of Amalgamated Metal Corporation plc's group of New York and Latin America-based metal trading and mining finance companies. Mr. Woodyer is a director of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corporation and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.