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Management

EIRA THOMAS

President & Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ms. Thomas is a Canadian geologist with over twenty-five years of experience in the Canadian mining industry, including her previous roles as Vice President, Aber Resources, now Dominion Diamond Corp., CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corp., and CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation. In 2007, Ms. Thomas founded Lucara Diamond Corporation, with partners Lukas Lundin and Catherine McLeod Seltzer; since February 2018, Ms. Thomas is President and CEO of the company. In 2008 Ms. Thomas is one of only four Canadians that year to be named to the “Young Global Leaders”, by the World Economic Forum, and in 2007 she was selected as one of ‘Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women’. Ms. Thomas is currently a director of Suncor Energy Inc. and is Suncor’s Chair of the Governance Committee.


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DR. JOHN ARMSTRONG

Vice President, Technical Services

Dr. Armstrong has over 30 years of combined experience in mining, mineral exploration, and government. Dr. Armstrong has been responsible for the development of size and value distribution models and forecasts for the Karowe mine since 2013. He was also responsible for the oversight of the feasibility study and the technical input for the proposed Underground Mine expansion at Karowe. Dr. Armstrong has been involved in the planning and execution of successful diamond exploration and sampling programs ranging from generative to delineation and valuation. Dr. Armstrong has strong capabilities in the assessment and analysis of diamond size distributions, content modeling, and value distributions.


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ZARA BOLDT, CPA, CGA

Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary

Ms. Boldt is a professional accountant (CPA, CGA) who has held progressively senior financial leadership roles with several public companies in the mineral exploration and development industry. Prior to her appointment as the CFO & Corporate Secretary of Lucara, Ms. Boldt served as the CFO & Corporate Secretary of Kaminak Gold, where she was responsible for corporate due diligence and the negotiation, documentation and execution of a Plan of Arrangement for an acquisition transaction valued at C$520 million. Prior to Kaminak, Ms. Boldt was the Vice-President, Finance & CFO for Stornoway Diamond Corporation where she was a member of the senior management team responsible for arranging financing in excess of $900 million for the development of the Renard Diamond Mine in Quebec. Presently, Ms. Boldt is an independent Director of Bluestone Resources Inc. and Gold Standard Ventures Corp. Ms. Boldt currently serves as a director of Women in Mining British Columbia.


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STEVEN LINCOLN

Director Sales & Marketing

Mr. Lincoln is one of the leading valuation experts in the diamond industry who has more than 30 years experience in Manufacturing, Valuation, Sales, Production, Operational and Marketing management roles globally. He was previously fully accountable for all final valuations and assortments for De beers sight boxes, and mine sample valuations in Russia, Angola, Namibia, South Africa and Botswana as well holding the position of Managing Director of a substantial diamond polishing facility. Mr. Lincoln joined Lucara in 2014 bringing with him a highly successful background in the achievement of profitable business growth through the creation and execution of successful sales strategies.


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