Mr. Portmann is President and Chief Executive Officer of New Gold. Having joined New Gold’s predecessor company, Western Goldfields, in 2008, and following its 2009 merger with New Gold, Mr. Portmann’s primary focus was leading New Gold’s corporate development team, which completed various plans of arrangement and business combinations with Richfield Ventures, Geo Minerals, Silver Quest Resources and Rainy River Resources, as well as the sale of New Gold’s 30% interest in El Morro. Since that time, he has taken on progressively more responsibility for other facets of the business, and was appointed Executive Vice President of Business Development in 2016 with responsibility for investor relations, human resources and exploration, and most recently was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of New Gold as of January 2017. Before joining Western Goldfields, he was an Associate in the Merrill Lynch Investment Banking Mining Group, where he worked in an advisory role on merger and acquisition mandates as well as equity and debt offerings. Previously, Mr. Portmann held roles in both the assurance and advisory practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Portmann holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, a Masters of Management and Professional Accounting from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and is a Canadian Chartered Accountant.