Randall Oliphant is the Executive Chairman of New Gold, and was elected as Chairman of the World Gold Council in September 2013. Mr. Oliphant joined New Gold after key roles with a number of gold mining companies. He has worked in the industry in many capacities for almost 30 years, and he serves on the boards of a number of public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations, including the Advisory Board of Metalmark Capital LLC, and the boards of WesternZagros Resources Ltd. and Franco-Nevada Corporation. From 1999 to 2003, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrick Gold Corporation. From 2006 to 2009, he was Chairman of Western Goldfields Inc. Mr. Oliphant is a Chartered Accountant and holds a B.Com. degree from the University of Toronto.