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

Mr. Charter became the Chair 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 Chair 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 Chair 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. 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 Chair 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 Chair 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 Chair of Grayd Resource Corporation when Grayd was acquired by Agnico Eagle in November 2011. He also served as a director and Chair 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.


Dr. Ann K. Masse, Ph.D., is a proven leader in safety, health and environmental stewardship. Dr. Masse currently is Global Head, Health, Safety, Environment and Security with Rio Tinto with responsibility for over 140 professionals globally. Under her leadership, the global Rio Tinto organization experienced zero fatalities in the last three years, successfully managed operations over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and was one of the first corporations to introduce testing and vaccinations clinics. Previous roles held by Dr. Masse include Vice President, Safety, Health and Environment with Barrick Gold and Vice President, Safety and Health with Goldcorp. Dr. Masse spent 23 years at DuPont where she held various leadership positions culminating in Global Safety, Health and Environment Leader - Strategy. DuPont is recognized as a world leader in safety and health practices and performance. Dr. Masse holds a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Delaware and completed her post-doctoral appointment with the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ontario. Dr. Masse also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from St. Michael's College (Vermont).


Mr. O'Kane is a mining engineer with almost 40 years' experience in the global mining industry. Mr. O’Kane spent over 35 years with BHP in various roles including leading multibillion-dollar projects from conception, through permitting and into execution and operations, President of Pampa Norte copper operations in Chile, in various major project development, technical and operating roles at La Escondida copper mine in Chile and in various health, safety, environment and community leadership roles including as Vice President Health, Safety, Environment & Community for BHP’s copper business. Most recently, Mr. O’Kane served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SSR Mining Inc. Mr. O'Kane also serves on the Boards of SolGold Plc, Almaden Minerals Ltd. and NorthIsle Copper and Gold Inc.


Mr. Snider is the Chair 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 Chair 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 Chair), 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. Deborah Starkman currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Dream Unlimited Corp. Ms. Starkman was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of GMP Capital Inc. (GMP), a Canadian independent financial services firm where she oversaw finance, operations, investor relations, human resources and IT functions at the firm, including all aspects of regulatory and external financial reporting, performance measurement, risk management, liquidity and capital management and tax reporting. Prior to her appointment in 2012 as CFO, Ms. Starkman was Managing Director, Finance, Head of Regulatory Reporting and Risk Management at GMP. Prior to joining GMP, she was Managing Director, Product Finance at the brokerage arm of a major Canadian bank. Over the course of her career Ms. Starkman has served on several charitable as well as industry related boards and committees including the Centennial Infant and Child Care Centre, the Investment Industry Association of Canada, Toronto Financial International and the Financial and Operational Executive Committee of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Ms. Starkman has a BA in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and a BComm from the University of Windsor. Ms. Starkman is a Chartered Professional Accountant, holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and has received the ICD.D certification from the Institute of Corporate Directors.


Ms. Toutant is a mining executive with more than 30 years of experience in the Canadian extractive industries with extensive operations and technical experience. Ms. Toutant recently retired from Suncor Energy, where she has held executive roles since 2004 and her work focused on leading priorities such as: accelerating Suncor’s autonomous haulage system and the digital transformation of mining and the safe commissioning, world-class start-up and operations of the $17 billion Fort Hills project. Prior to Suncor, Ms. Toutant held operations and engineering roles of increasing responsibility in metallurgical and thermal coal mines in western Canada for Cardinal River Coals Ltd. and Luscar Ltd., becoming one of Canada’s early female mine managers in 1998. Ms. Toutant is passionate about workplace safety, social responsibility and mentoring future leaders. Ms. Toutant served as a Board Member of the Suncor Energy Foundation for seven years. Ms. Toutant is professional engineer and a graduate of the University of Alberta Mining School (1987) where she has been a member of the Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) and a visiting industry lecturer in Mining Engineering and the School of Business. Ms. Toutant is the Past Chair of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and a Director from 2007-2019. A Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallury and Petroleum (CIM), she was awarded the CIM Past Presidents’ Memorial Medal is currently volunteering as the Incoming President for the Institute.

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