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DONALD K. CHARTER , , , Chairman & Director IAMGOLD Corporation

Mr. Charter became the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IAMGOLD Corporation on May 11, 2015. An experienced corporate director, he serves on a number of public company boards, which, in addition to IAMGOLD, include Lundin Mining, Dream Office REIT, International Petroleum Corporation and Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. Mr. Charter has extensive senior executive leadership experience, most recently, as President and CEO of Corsa Coal, a public metallurgical coal company with operations in the US that he successfully built from a non-operating startup to an established domestic and international supplier of US low vol metallurgical coal. Mr. Charter’s business experience includes financial services, mining (precious metals, base metals, iron ore, coal) and real estate. He is a graduate of McGill University with degrees in Economics and Law. He began his career in Toronto, building a successful business law practice. Mr. Charter left law and joined the Dundee group of companies as an Executive Vice President with capital markets related responsibilities. He became the founding Chairman and CEO of the Dundee Securities group of companies, and oversaw its growth from a startup to a major independent financial services company. After ten years, Mr. Charter left this group and, in addition to Corsa, has focused his attention on consulting (he has had consulting roles in the private, private equity and hedge fund sectors), and corporate directorships. Mr. Charter is the Chairman of HGC Holdings a private employee owned investment firm specializing in low volatility, highly liquid, event driven mandates. He also sits as the company’s representative on the World Gold Council. In addition to his executive leadership positions, Mr. Charter has extensive board level experience having been involved in several corporate boards and having sat on and chaired a number of audit, compensation, governance, special, independent and strategic committees in various corporate situations. He has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program and is a member of the Institute.


Mr. Caldwell is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University, Ontario. He has over 30 years experience as a chief executive officer and chief financial officer of several publicly held companies. Mr. Caldwell has obtained significant experience in analyzing and evaluating financial statements as well as exposure to accounting and financial matters as President and Chief Executive Officer of SMTC Corporation (a global provider of advanced electronic manufacturing services) since 2003, as President and Chief Executive Officer of CAE Inc. (a flight simulation and training services company) for over 6 years, as Chief Financial Officer of CAE Inc. for 4 years and 12 years in various senior financial positions at a consumer products company. Mr. Caldwell is also a present and past member of the audit committee of a several of publicly traded companies. Mr. Caldwell has acquired through his education and experience, an understanding of accounting principles used by the Company to prepare its financial statements and the implications of said accounting principles on the Company’s results, as well as an understanding of internal controls and procedures for financial reporting.


Mr. Gagel is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario with more than 40 years of professional experience, the last 30 of which have been in the mining sector. He is currently Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary and, until April 2018, was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TMAC Resources Inc. He has been a director of other public companies including Dalradian Resources Inc. (now part of Orion Mine Finance), Adriana Resources Inc. (now part of Sprott Resource Holding Inc.), HudBay Minerals Inc., Central Sun Mining Inc. (now part of B2Gold Corp.), Stonegate Agricom Ltd. (now part of Itafos) and FNX Mining Company Inc. Mr. Gagel joined FNX in 2005 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2006, a position he held until the merger of FNX with Quadra Mining Ltd. in May 2010. Previously, he had joined Aur Resources Inc. (now part of Teck Resources Limited) in 1988, holding roles of increasing responsibility including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 to December 2004. Mr. Gagel retired as a director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in 2015 after serving on its Board for 18 years. He is the 2013 recipient of the PDAC’s Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to the mineral industry in the field of finance and for his contributions to the PDAC. Mr. Gagel was Chairman of a CPA Canada-PDAC IFRS committee that produces Viewpoints on IFRS accounting issues for the mining industry from its inception in 2011 to the end of 2018. Mr. Gagel received his CA designation in 1981 with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), became an FCPA, FCA in 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, (Hons.) Business Administration from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Science, (Hons.) Zoology from the University of Western Ontario.


Mr. Hall was newly appointed a director of IAMGOLD on March 22, 2012. Mr. Hall brings nearly 40 years of exploration, development, mining and corporate experience. Mr. Hall currently serves as Chairman of Premier Gold, a position that he has held since 2010. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Northgate Minerals from July 2011 until October 2011 when Northgate was acquired by AuRico Gold. From 2008 until 2011 he held the position of Chairman of Grayd Resource Corporation when Grayd was acquired by Agnico Eagle in November 2011. He also served as a director and Chairman of the Special Committee of Creston Moly during its acquisition by Mercator Minerals in 2011. In addition to his Board activities, Mr. Hall acts as a mineral industry consultant to various companies. From 1999 to 2008 he served as President and CEO of Metallica Resources Inc., where he was involved in all aspects of the company's development including the financing, construction and commissioning of the Cerro San Pedro gold-silver mine in Mexico. While at Metallica, the El Morro deposit was discovered in Chile and was brought through to a final feasibility study in conjunction with Metallica's operating partner on the project, Xstrata Copper. In August 2008, Metallica was part of a $1.6 billion merger with Peak Gold Ltd. and New Gold Inc. to form what is now New Gold Inc. Previous to his tenure at Metallica, Mr. Hall held senior management positions with Dayton Mining Corporation and Pegasus Gold Corporation. Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in Geology and an MBA from Eastern Washington University. He has also completed an Executive Development Program at the University of Minnesota.


Steve Letwin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of IAMGOLD on November 1, 2010. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since joining the Company.

Specializing in corporate finance, operational management, and merger and acquisitions, Steve brings over 30 years of experience from the highly-competitive resource sector. Steve actively leads his executive management teams with a clear and pragmatic approach to driving business results, creating shareholder value, and achieving sustainable growth.

Prior to joining IAMGOLD, Steve was based in Houston, Texas, where he was the Executive Vice President, Gas Transportation & International, with Enbridge Inc. Steve was responsible for Enbridge’s natural gas operations, including overall responsibility for Enbridge Energy Partners, as the partnership’s Managing Director. In 1999, he joined Enbridge as President and Chief Operating Officer, Energy Services, based in Toronto, Canada.

Before joining Enbridge, Steve served as President & Chief Operating Officer of TransCanada Energy and was Chief Financial Officer, TransCanada Pipelines Limited, Numac (Westcoast Energy), and Encor Energy. Mr. Letwin holds an MBA from the University of Windsor, is a Certified General Accountant, a graduate of McMaster University (B.Sc., Honors), and a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Throughout his career, Steve has actively demonstrated his commitment to voluntary leadership. His most recent community affiliations have included Director, Corporate Campaign Committee of Texas Children’s Hospital; Patron, UNICEF Alberta, Canada; and Director, YMCA Calgary, Canada. For his commitment to the community, Steve was awarded the 2006 Alberta Centennial Medal.


Mr. Naik is a Chartered Accountant with mining and investment industry experience. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. He practiced as a Chartered Accountant for nine years with a major Canadian accounting firm. As a Chartered Accountant, Mr. Naik has experience in preparing, auditing, analyzing and evaluating financial statements, understands internal controls and procedures for financial reporting and understands the accounting principles used by the Company to prepare its financial statements as well as the implications of said accounting principles on the Company’s results. From 1990 to 1999, he was the Chief Financial Officer of IAMGOLD. He is also the Audit Committee Chairman for a TSX listed base-metals company and a Director of number of private companies.


Mr. Snider is the Chairman of Cupric Canyon Capital, LLC., a private equity company that invests in copper mining assets worldwide. He was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, and its predecessor Phelps Dodge Corporation where he spent 38 years of his career. In addition to IAMGOLD, Mr. Snider is a director of Teck Resources and the Nature Conservancy (Arizona chapter). He is also a former director of Cia. De Minas Buenaventura and of Compass Minerals based in Overland Park, Kansas where he served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Snider is also involved in several non-profit organizations, including the University of Arizona's Institute for Mineral Resources (founding Chairman), the Northern Arizona University Foundation Board, and the Mining Foundation of the Southwest. He was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame and received the Jackling Award and Richards Award for innovation from the Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.


Ms. Veenman is a senior executive with over 20 years of mining industry experience and serves on two public company boards. Most recently, as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel and a member of the executive leadership team at Barrick Gold Corporation, Ms. Veenman was responsible for overall management of legal affairs, extensively engaged in that company’s significant M&A and financing transactions and involved in a wide range of operational, regulatory, political and social aspects of the mining business.

Prior to that, she served as Associate General Counsel and Secretary for Lac Minerals Ltd. and previously practiced law with a large law firm from 1989 until 1994. She holds a Law degree from of the University of Toronto and has completed the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program and obtained the ICD.D designation from the Institute.

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