Board of Directors
Bill Koutsouras, CA, CFA
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Koutsouras is an international mining financier and financial operator for the mining sector. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Endeavour Mining from 2002 to 2011, a mining-focused merchant bank, where he directed and managed the Endeavour group of companies. Mr. Koutsouras was primarily responsible for investment activities, financial operations and financial advisory mandates where he was involved in over $25 billion of M&A transactions and in excess of $4 billion of financing for junior / mid tier resource companies. He is the principal of Kouts Capital, a strategic advisory and consultancy company to natural resource companies. Mr. Koutsouras sits on several corporate boards of natural resource companies. He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the CFA Institute.
Mark W. Campbell
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr. Campbell has over 35 years of experience in the investment banking and petroleum industry, and was the former President of Texas T Drilling Corp. He is currently a director of Raider Petroleum, Blue Heron Resources and Hawkeye Oilfield Services. Mr. Campbell was a founder of Rodeo Resources Inc., which developed a natural gas project in Cameroon and has been a director of various resource companies in the past.
Mr. Campbell was a former consultant to Pharaoh Gold Mines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centamin Egypt Limited, and formerly, Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Drilling and Oilfield Services Inc., an oilfield services company that operated within Africa, primarily Egypt and the Sudan. Prior to this, he was the Business Development Director for Challenger Drilling and he also held senior positions in the investment banking business with T. Hoare & Co., Chase Manhattan, Salomon Brothers, First Boston and Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, focusing on global resource companies. Mr. Campbell studied petroleum geology at Texas Tech University.
Director Corporate Development
Mr. Baynham is a former banker with significant debt and capital markets experience. He started his career as a Mining Engineer with Rio Tinto, before working at various financial entities including the Industrial Bank of Japan/Mizuho Corporate Bank, NM Rothschild & Sons, and Endeavour Financial. In 2008 he was a co-founder of CB Gold Inc, which holds exploration and mining operations in Colombia.
David Laing was most recently the COO of True Gold Mining Inc., which developed a gold heap leaching
operating in Burkina Faso and was acquired by Endeavour Mining Corporation in April 2016. Prior to joining True Gold, Mr. Laing was the COO and led the origination and execution of stream financing transactions of Quintana Resources, a base metals streaming company. He was also one of the original executives of Endeavour as the group grew from one mine in Burkina Faso to a 500,000 ounce gold producer in West
Africa. He was an integral part of the acquisition and integration by Endeavour of three junior gold producers and led the feasibility of a fourth project in Burkina Faso.
Prior to these recent roles, Mr. Laing held senior positions in mining investment banking at Standard Bank in New York, technical consulting at MRDI in California, the Refugio project at Bema Gold Corp. and various roles at Billiton, Royal Dutch Shell’s mining business. He is currently a non-executive director of Sandspring Resources Ltd.
Anthony Clements is a former investment banker with Fox Davies Capital Limited, a London-based firm specializing in mining and oil & gas corporations. He began his career specializing in natural resources, having gained a B.Sc. in Economics followed by a post-graduate course in accountancy. He joined the Electricity Pension Fund in 1970 as Senior Investment Analyst before moving on in 1973 to the Post Office Pension Fund, latterly renamed Postel and then Hermes. Mr. Clements spent several years managing Postel’s resource portfolio before moving on to manage a billion dollar North American portfolio. In 1987 Mr. Clements moved over to the sales side of the investment industry, becoming involved with corporate finance and North American resource issuers in particular. Mr. Clements was formerly Head of Corporate Finance at ODL Securities, and prior to taking up his position with ODL Securities, he worked with several firms, including T. Hoare and Co. and Yorkton Securities Inc.