Neil Woodyer was a founder and CEO of both Leagold Mining and Endeavour Mining. He has an extensive history in the mining sector creating growth strategies, implementing financing plans, leading management teams, and creating shareholder value. In 1988, Mr. Woodyer was the founder of Endeavour Financial, a successful mining merchant banking and advisory business. In 2009, he and Frank Giustra devised Endeavour?s growth strategy and as CEO, he led Endeavour Financial?s transition from a financial company into a mine operations and development company, Endeavour Mining. Endeavour Mining grew through a series of acquisitions and new mine builds to become one of the largest gold producers in West Africa. In early 2020, after he arranged Leagold Mining?s merger with Equinox Gold, Mr. Woodyer ? along with other team members ? created Aris Gold to repeat the shareholder value strategies that had previously proven successful at Endeavour Mining and Leagold Mining.