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Sir Richard Lapthorne , , , Chair, Non-Executive Director, London, England


Sir Richard has served as a Sherritt Director since September 2011, and Chair of the Board effective June 26, 2019. Sir Richard Lapthorne has served as a Finance Director or as Chair of various FTSE 100 and non-quoted companies in United Kingdom since 1986. He was Finance Director of Courtaulds plc from 1986 until 1992 as well as Finance Director of British Aerospace plc from July 1992 and Vice Chair from April 1998 until his retirement in 1999. From 1996 to May 2003 he was Chair of Amersham International plc (now GE Healthcare), joining the board as a non-executive director in 1989. He was Chair of Cable Wireless from 2003 until 2016. His non-quoted appointments included Chair of PWC’s UK Public Advisory Board, McLaren and New Look, and positions with Flemings Bank and JP Morgan. A keen gardener he was a trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1998 until 2004, of which from 2004 until None 2009 he served as the nominee of Her Majesty the Queen. Sir Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Liverpool University, England.

Maryse Bélanger , , , Deputy Chair. Non-Executive Director, Vancouver, Canada


Ms. Bélanger has served as a director of the Corporation since February 2018 and was appointed Deputy Chair in March 2022. Ms. Bélanger has more than 30 years of experience in the global mining sector with proven strengths in operational excellence, technical services and efficiency. Ms. Bélanger is currently Chair of IAMGOLD Corporation and also sits on the board of directors and the ESG committee of Equinox Gold Corporation. She is also a director of Pure Gold Mining Inc. Previously Ms. Bélanger served as Chief Operating Officer of Atlantic Gold Corporation until its acquisition by St Barbara Limited. Ms. Bélanger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and a graduate certificate in Geostatistics.

Leon Binedell , , , President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Binedell was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation effective June 1, 2021. Mr. Binedell is a mining executive with 25 years of industry experience in leading global mining companies and adjacent joint ventures. Prior joining the Corporation, Mr. Binedell was Chief Financial Officer of Guyana Goldfields Inc. a Canadian-based gold producer focused on gold deposits in Guyana. Mr. Binedell has also served in a variety of senior leadership roles at leading mining companies, including nickel and other base metals businesses. Prior to joining Guyana Goldfields Inc., he served as Finance Operating Executive with Resource Capital Funds, a leading private equity fund focused on the mining sector and the commercialization of mining innovation. Additional sector experience includes his time as National Leader of Finance Consulting in Mining & Energy at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, General Manager of Business Services at Xstrata Nickel (now Glencore) and Chief Financial Officer at Koniambo Nickel SAS.

Peter Hancock , , , Non-Executive Director, Halifax Canada


Dr. Hancock has served as a director of the Corporation since November 10, 2021. He is currently advising companies in the mining and metals sectors. Over his 34-year career, Dr. Hancock has held several senior leadership roles at leading mining companies around the world, including overseeing Glencore’s nickel assets in Australia, serving as President of Koniambo Nickel SAS in New Caledonia, and overseeing Technology and Business Development at Noranda’s Zinc Business in Canada. Dr. Hancock earned a Ph.D in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University in 1995. Dr. Hancock is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Anna Ladd-Kruger , , , Non-Executive Director, Vancouver, Canada


Ms. Ladd-Kruger was named to Sherritt’s Board of Directors February 8, 2023. Ms. Ladd-Kruger has held key executive positions at several Canadian publicly listed mining companies, including roles supporting the transition from exploration to production and raising substantial debt and equity. Most recently, Ms. Ladd-Kruger was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of McEwen Mining Inc. where she was brought in to lead financial and operational turnaround strategies and was key to the McEwen Copper Asset spin-out, including serving as its CFO and director. Ms. Ladd-Kruger previously served as the CFO and VP Corporate Development for a number of mining companies and began her career working at Vale S.A.'s Thompson and Sudbury Canadian operations before joining Kinross Gold Corporation as their North American Group Controller.

Ms. Ladd-Kruger is currently serving as the Independent Chair of the Board at Nova Minerals Limited. She sits on the board and is a member of the Audit Committee at SilverCrest Metals Inc. and is a member of the board as well as Audit Chair and a committee member of the ESG and Technical Committee at Integra Resources Corp. Ms. Ladd-Kruger holds both a CPA and CMA designation, a Master’s of Economics from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. She also holds the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D).

Chih-Ting Lo , , , Non-Executive Director, Vancouver, Canada


Ms. Lo has served as a director of the Corporation since March 2022. Ms. Lo is the founder and President of EELO Solutions, a management consulting firm specializing in the development of strategic plans and technical solutions focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past 18 years, she has worked with a number of mining companies, public utilities, and government agencies to innovate and to improve their carbon footprint and sustainability practices. She is currently Board Vice Chair at the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre, a federally seeded impact investment fund to catalyze, accelerate and scale climate action innovation. Ms. Lo holds a Professional Engineer designation from Engineers and Geoscientists BC, a Masters of Science, Chemical Engineering degree from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

John Warwick , , , Non-Executive Director, Toronto, Canada


Mr. Warwick has served as a director of the Corporation since June 13, 2017. John Warwick is a special advisor to Paradigm Capital Inc. He was previously the Managing Director, Investment Banking, founding partner and Head of Corporate Finance of Paradigm Capital Inc. where he advised and assisted companies on financing and capital structure matters. Prior to 1999 he was Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman of Gordon Capital Corporation and previously a mining analyst at Gardner Watson, and at Burns Fry, where he was a top-ranked base metals analyst. Mr. Warwick is a CFA and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto.