Gold producer Endeavour Mining Corporation (TSE:EDV) (OTCMKTSEDVMF) has appointed experienced accountant Alison Baker as an independent non-exec director to boost its auditing and corporate reporting skills.
Baker has extensive emerging markets experience in energy and mining and led the UK and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) oil & gas practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and before that, the UK energy, utilities and mining assurance practice at Ernst & Young.
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"The board of Endeavour is very pleased to welcome Alison," Michael Beckett, Endeavour's chairman told investors.
"She brings with her key expertise in auditing and corporate reporting that will further strengthen the board’s skills as Endeavour continues its commitment to best practice governance and reporting standards.”
West Africa-focused Endeavour operates four mines across Côte d’Ivoire (Agbaou and Ity) and Burkina Faso (Houndé, Karma).
Endeavour's board is now composed of nine members - eight of which are independent directors: Chairman Michael Beckett and James Askew, Alison Baker, Sofia Bianchi, Olivier Colom, Livia Mahler, Wayne McManus and Naguib Sawiris are non-executive directors.
Sébastien de Montessus as executive director, president and CEO.
Endeavour noted that it now had 33% representation on the board by women, which is ahead of the FTSE250 current average of 29.5%. The company is also ahead of a number of its West African peers in promoting board diversity and inclusion, it said.
Shares in Toronto nudged up 1.5% to C$24.58 each.
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