Randall Oliphant

Randall Oliphant passed on September 1, 2023, at his home in Toronto, Canada. After graduating from U of T in 1984, Randall joined the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand and Barrick Gold was one of his first clients. Two years later, as a newly qualified chartered accountant, he was invited to join the small staff at Barrick as treasurer. He was rapidly promoted as his remarkable talents became apparent, and at the young age of 39, he became president and CEO of one of the largest gold mining com-
panies in the world. After 16 years with the firm, he left Barrick and took the helm of Western Goldfields, continuing as executive chairman when it merged to become New Gold. He served on the boards of numerous public companies and not-for-profit organizations, including a long and fulfilling tenure as a director of Franco-Nevada Corp., and four years as chair of the World Gold Council. In 2016, he received the distinction of Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in recognition of his exceptional contribution to his profession and his community.