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Bradford Cooke, Executive Chairman of the Board


Bradford Cooke is a professional geologist and entrepreneur with 43 years of experience in the mining industry. He has specialized in the formation, management and financing of exploration and mining companies and the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of mineral properties. Mr. Cooke founded Endeavour Silver Corp. in 2003 for the purpose of acquiring high-grade silver-gold projects in Mexico. Since that time, the Company has acquired, rebuilt and expanded four silver-gold mines in Mexico, and made a new discovery with the potential to become Endeavour’s fifth mine.

Mr. Cooke began his career as project geologist in 1976 managing mineral exploration programs for uranium, base metals and precious metals across Canada with Noranda Mines, Shell Minerals and Chevron Minerals. He later owned and operated Cooke Geological Consultants Ltd., discovering several high grade gold vein deposits for clients in British Columbia from 1983 to 1987. In 1988, Mr. Cooke launched Canarc Resource Corp., a junior gold exploration and mining company focused on exploring and developing prospective gold properties in the Americas. Canarc successfully delineated a 1.15 million oz gold resource at its core asset, the New Polaris gold mine project in British Columbia.

Mr. Cooke received a B.Sc. Geology degree (Honours) from Queens University in 1976 and a M.Sc. Geology degree from the University of British Columbia in 1984. He is a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Association of Mineral Exploration in BC, and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada.

Dan Dickson, Chief Executive Officer; Director


Dan was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 2021 and is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, vision, growth and performance, with a focus on creating shareholder value.

In Dan’s previous role as the Chief Financial Office of Endeavour Silver, he was responsible for financial reporting, leading financing solutions, steering M&A, and overseeing the IT, legal and administration functions. He also has a solid track record in supporting and guiding the company’s executive board. Dan has been instrumental in building Endeavour’s financial infrastructure as the company grew over the past 15 years from four employees to a team of more than 2,000.

Prior to joining Endeavour Silver, Dan worked with KPMG LLP in the assurance group where he focused on publicly traded precious metals companies.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants (CPA, CA).

Rex McLennan, Independent Director; Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Chair


Rex McLennan is an independent corporate director with over 30 years of leadership experience as a financial executive in large, complex, multinational resource-based companies where his responsibilities have included financial planning, administration and reporting, treasury operations, enterprise risk management, investor relations, internal audit, IT systems and taxation functions.

Mr. McLennan began his career with Imperial Oil Limited, a subsidiary of Exxon-Mobil, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in economics, planning, treasury and capital market operations. In 1991 he Joined Placer Dome Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2005, following positions as Vice President and Treasurer and an operations assignment as Mine General Manager at the Golden Sunlight mine in Montana. He also served as a director of the World Gold Council.

From 2005 to 2007 Mr. McLennan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee. From 2008 to 2012 Mr. McLennan served as the Chief Financial Officer of Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT), a global agri-business company until its acquisition by Glencore PLC in December 2012.

Mr. McLennan holds a Master of Business Administration from McGill in Finance/Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Economics from the University of British Columbia. He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada) holding an ICD.D designation. In addition to Endeavour, Mr. McLennan is a director and chair of the audit committee of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX:PL) and a director of the First Circle Financial Group. He joined the Endeavour board in 2007.

Geoffrey Handley, Independent Director


Geoffrey Handley is a professional geologist with more than 40 years of experience in global mineral exploration, acquisitions, corporate development and strategic planning.

From 1976 to 1981 Mr. Handley worked for BHP Exploration, Placer Prospecting and AMP Society as a geologist, geochemist and mining investment analyst respectively. Between 1981 and 1993 he rose through the ranks at Placer Pacific as Senior Geologist, Exploration Manager and General Manager. In 1993 he moved into corporate development at Placer Dome Inc. as Vice President, Senior Vice President and later Executive Vice President of Strategic Development, where he managed the defence to the Barrick takeover bid.

Mr. Handley's accomplishments include overseeing the delineation of more than 20 million ounces of gold at Porgera, 4 million ounces of gold at Granny Smith, 13 million ounces of platinum group metals at Sedibelo, 15 million ounces of gold at Pueblo Viejo, as well as the acquistions of CSR's Mineral assets (Granny Smith and Osborne projects), East African Gold Mines, Aurion Gold, Highlands Gold and Placer Pacific.

Mr. Handley holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology and Chemistry from the James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia. He is a member of AusIMM and the Institute of Corporate Directors. In addition to Endeavour, Mr. Handley is a recent past director of Eldorado Gold Corp., PanAust Ltd, Mirabela Nickel Ltd and Boart Longyear Ltd. He joined the Endeavour board in 2006 and was appointed Chairman in 2012.

Ricardo Campoy, Independent Director; Compensation Committee Chair


Ricardo Campoy is a mining engineer with a decades-long career in mining, merchant and investment banking, and financial advisory roles for resource companies, financial institutions and investment funds. Mr. Campoy is the Managing Director of the Minerals Capital and Advisory practice for Capstone Headwaters MB, a merchant bank. Previously, since mid-2006, he was in private practice as a financial advisor. From 2004 to 2006 he was Managing Director and Head of the Mining and Metals Group for WestLB in New York. Prior to 2004, Mr. Campoy held senior management positions with McFarland Dewey & Co. LLC, ING Capital, Swiss Bank, Elders Resources Finance Inc., European Banking Company and Continental Illinois Bank.

Before his banking career, Mr. Campoy worked in various engineering and supervisory production positions with Inspiration Copper Inc., Dravo Corporation, BCL Bamangwato Concessions Ltd. and AMAX Inc.

Mr. Campoy holds a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of International Management (Finance) from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. In addition to Endeavour, Mr. Campoy has served on a number of mining company boards and is currently interim chairman of the board for General Moly, Inc. He joined the Endeavour board in 2010.

Mario Szotlender, Independent Director


Mario Szotlender is a financier and businessman with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He has successfully directed Latin American affairs for numerous private and public companies for over 25 years, specializing in developing new business opportunities and establishing relationships with the investment community. He has been involved in various mineral exploration and development joint ventures (precious metals and diamonds) in Central and South America, including heading several mineral operations in Venezuela, such as Las Cristinas in the 1980s. He was also President of Mena Resources Inc. until it was purchased by Rusoro Mining Ltd., of which he was also President.

In addition to Endeavour, Mr. Szotlender is a director of Atico Mining Corporation, CROPS Inc, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. and Radius Gold Inc. He joined the Endeavour board in 2002.

Margaret Beck, Independent Director; Audit Committee Chair


Margaret Beck is a highly regarded Executive Committee member and Finance Senior Executive with over thirty years in the mining business. Primarily, Margaret ascended the ranks with global conglomerate BHP, at different levels of the organization including executive, regional and operational levels across four countries. Margaret started her career at BHP as a graduate in San Francisco working in the finance team and moved her way up to various VP Finance roles, leading the finance teams in Base Metals, Exploration, Iron Ore and most recently for the Minerals Australia Division. She held the VP roles in Chile, Singapore and Australia. During her time at BHP, she consistently delivered financial excellence influencing key decisions regarding investments for the business, including major capital project approvals, business-wide strategy and the end-to-end planning framework. She also maintained relationships with key stakeholders including financial institutions, joint venture partners and governments, and oversaw the reporting processes. Margaret led the team that won the CFO Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting in BHP Billiton in 2009 and again in 2011. She also acted as President of the global minerals exploration business for BHP Billiton in 2013.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Arizona, Tucson and speaks intermediate Spanish. During her spare time, Margaret mentors men and woman interested in Finance and leadership. 

Ken Pickering, Independent Director; Sustainability Committee Chair


Mr. Pickering is a professional engineer and mining executive with more than 45 years of experience working in the natural resource sector building and operating major mining operations in Canada, Chile, Australia, Peru and the US. Over his 40 year career with BHPBilliton, Mr. Pickering held positions of President of BHPB Copper, Vice President of BHP South America, President of Minera Escondida and General Manager of BHP Iron Ore (Australia).

Mr. Pickering was intimately involved in the planning, development and initial operation of the greenfields Escondida copper project and through several subsequent expansion phases that placed Escondida as the single largest copper mine in the world, producing 1.4 million tonnes of copper per year.

In addition to Endeavour, Mr. Pickering is a non-executive Director of Teck Resources Limited, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Taseko Mines and Chairman of Jetti Resources. He joined the Endeavour board in 2012.