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John L. Thornton

John L. Thornton
Chairman of the Board

John L. Thornton was appointed Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation on April 30, 2014.

Mr. Thornton has extensive experience in business, finance and public affairs. He has served on the boards of international public companies including China Unicom, Ford Motor Company, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Intel and News Corporation. Mr. Thornton retired as President of Goldman Sachs in 2003, and is currently a Professor and Director of the Global Leadership Program at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

As Chairman of Barrick, Mr. Thornton continues the tradition established by the company’s Founder Peter Munk, with a focus on strategic vision, strong financial management, entrepreneurial spirit and a deep commitment to operational excellence.


Kelvin Dushnisky

Kelvin Dushnisky

Kelvin Dushnisky was appointed President of Barrick in August 2015. He provides overall leadership to the organization and holds responsibility for the execution of Barrick’s strategic priorities. He was appointed Co-President in 2014 and was previously Senior Executive Vice President with global responsibility for Government Relations, Permitting, Corporate Responsibility, Investor Relations and Communications. In 2013, Mr. Dushnisky was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of London-listed African Barrick Gold plc (now Acacia Mining plc).

Mr. Dushnisky joined Barrick in 2002, with extensive international experience in project approvals, development agreements and public affairs. Prior to Barrick, Mr. Dushnisky served as Vice Chairman, General Counsel and a founding Director of EuroZinc Mining Corporation, Vice President of Sutton Resources Ltd. (acquired by Barrick) and Vice President of Rescan Consultants Inc. He has served on the boards of directors for a number of publicly listed companies.

Mr. Dushnisky holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba and M.Sc. and J.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the Institute of the Americas, the Canadian Council for the Americas (Vice-Chair) and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Dushnisky also represents Barrick at the World Gold Council and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). He served on the National Advisory Council for a series of roundtables evaluating Canada’s role in emerging markets.


Richard Williams

Richard Williams
Chief Operating Officer

Richard Williams was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Barrick in August 2015. In accordance with the company’s decentralized operating model, he will ensure the efficient execution of Barrick’s strategy by the empowered operational leadership teams at our mines and projects; and the timely delivery of well-informed advice to management and operational leaders by the company’s technical, license-to-operate, and financial advisory teams. He joined Barrick in October 2014 as Chief of Staff.

Mr. Williams served for 20 years in the British Army including command of the Special Air Service (SAS), an elite Special Forces unit, leading operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, South America and the UK. After leaving the military, Mr. Williams worked as an advisor at the UK-based hedge fund Lansdowne Partners, JPMorgan Cazenove, and as a Non-Executive Director of Gem Diamonds Ltd. — a London- listed mining company. He has also been the founder and Managing Director of a number of mineral exploration and services companies active in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Africa.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Defence and Security Studies from King’s College London, an MBA from Cranfield University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University College London.


Shaun Usmar

Shaun Usmar
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Shaun Usmar joined Barrick in November 2014 as Senior Executive Vice President and became Chief Financial Officer in February 2015. He is an international mining executive with extensive experience in financial management and reporting, transactions, business integration, strategy development, restructuring and turnarounds.

Mr. Usmar joined Xstrata in 2002 as a founding member of the leadership team that grew the company into one of the world’s largest diversified miners at the time of its acquisition by Glencore in 2013. He was Chief Financial Officer of Xstrata Nickel from 2006-2013, a business encompassing exploration, mining, smelting and refining activities on five continents. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Xstrata Alloys in South Africa, the world’s largest ferro-chrome producer, and General Manager of Business Development for Xstrata plc in London. Prior to joining Xstrata, Mr. Usmar worked in Finance and Business Development roles at BHP Billiton.

Mr. Usmar has a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Kevin Thomson

Kevin Thomson
Senior Executive Vice President, Strategic Matters

Kevin Thomson was appointed Senior Executive Vice President, Strategic Matters, in October 2014. He is one of Canada's most distinguished securities lawyers and had worked closely with Barrick's management team and its Board of Directors as a key strategic advisor to the company since 1995.

In this role, he is intimately involved in all activities of strategic significance to the company, including the development of partnerships with investors, suppliers and other business partners, strategic legal issues, management of complex negotiations, as well as development of corporate strategy and governance.

He was previously a senior partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, where he advised many of Canada's largest and most successful public companies.

Mr. Thomson earned a Law degree from Queen's University after completing a B.A. with Distinction in History.


Darian Rich

Darian Rich
Executive Vice President, Talent Management

Darian Rich was appointed Executive Vice President, Talent Management, in July 2014, a new position that reflects the critical requirement that any company seeking to be the leader in its field must attract, retain and develop exceptional people. He joined Barrick in 2012 and was most recently Senior Vice President, Human Resources. He has responsibility for all aspects of global Human Resources.

Mr. Rich has more than 25 years of diversified experience in human resources management. He was previously Vice President, Human Resources, for Albemarle Corporation, and held several positions in the U.S. and Asia during his 12 years with The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to that he held senior roles with Magma Copper and General Motors Corporation.

Mr. Rich is a graduate of the Labor and Human Relations program at Ohio State University and earned a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. He holds several professional certifications, including Certified Compensation Professional, Certified Benefit Professional and Global Remuneration Professional from the American Compensation Association.


Catherine Raw

Catherine Raw
Executive Vice President, Business Performance

Catherine Raw joined Barrick on May 1, 2015 as Executive Vice President, Business Performance. Prior to joining Barrick, she was Co-Manager of BlackRock’s flagship mining funds. Ms. Raw’s experience as one of the largest investors in the mining sector gives her an intimate knowledge of the global mining investment universe and an understanding of the fundamental drivers of superior performance in the industry. She spent years leading in-depth analysis and evaluation of every major mining company in the world.

At Barrick, Ms. Raw will work collaboratively with other members of the leadership team to drive greater rigor in financial analysis, planning and performance management across the company. She will also play an important role in strategy development and execution, and will work with Barrick's Investor Relations team to build enduring partnerships with both new and existing owners. Her background, combining a foundation in geology with over a decade of experience in mining investment, brings a unique skill-set and deep insight to Barrick, complementing and enhancing the capabilities of the company’s leadership team.

Prior to joining BlackRock in 2003, Ms. Raw worked with Anglo American Plc in London and Johannesburg, and as a geological field assistant in Sweden. She holds a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences, with Honors, from Downing College, University of Cambridge, and a Master of Science in Mineral Project Appraisal from Imperial College London.


Basie Maree

Basie Maree
Chief Technical Officer

Basie Maree was appointed Chief Technical Officer of Barrick in August 2015. He is a seasoned mining industry professional with more than 35 years of experience in operations, mineral processing and mine plan optimization. In this role, Mr. Maree provides strategic technical advice and support to the operations, ensuring our mine managers have the information and tools they need to realize the full potential of each mine. He also leads the Life of Mine Planning and Project Development group.

Mr. Maree was previously Senior Vice President, Technical Services, with global responsibility for Life of Mine Planning and Growth, Geology, Mining, Geotechnical Engineering, Metallurgy, Asset Management, Reserves and Resources, Strategic Technology Solutions, Capital Assurance and Project Stewardship, and Supply Chain Management.

He joined Barrick in November 2010 and served as General Manager of the Tulawaka and North Mara gold mines in Tanzania. Prior to joining Barrick, he was Consulting Metallurgist and General Manager, Metallurgy at Anglo American (Gold and Uranium Division) and AngloGold-Ashanti, as well as Non-Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of MinTails Ltd.

Mr. Maree holds a National Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy and a Bachelor of Technology Degree (cum laude) in Environmental Management.


Peter Sinclair

Peter Sinclair
Chief Sustainability Officer

Peter Sinclair was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer in September 2015. In this role he provides strategic advice and support to Barrick's leaders in the field with respect to license-to-operate and corporate social responsibility (CSR) matters. He is also responsible for company-wide CSR and stakeholder engagement activities, along with overseeing the government relations function at Barrick’s head office.

With more than two decades of experience in stakeholder relations and international development, Mr. Sinclair joined Barrick in 2005 to establish the company's CSR group. Previously, he held a number of senior management positions with international NGOs, and spent 12 years living and working abroad, including in Swaziland, Rwanda, the Congo, Chechnya, and the UK.

Mr. Sinclair represents Barrick on a wide range of multi-stakeholder initiatives and industry associations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and a Masters in International Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, England.


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