Position: President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gili has over 20 years of experience in the mining industry, having served in a variety of senior executive roles at Barrick and Rio Tinto. During his 15-year career with Rio Tinto, his appointments included Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Resource Strategy for the Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia, Managing Director of Palabora Mining Company in South Africa, and Mine Manager at Greens Creek, Alaska. Prior to joining Nevada Copper, he was with Barrick for the last five years. Mr. Gili holds a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from University of Idaho and an Idaho professional engineer certification.
Position: Executive Vice President and CFO
Mr. McKnight is a Professional Engineer and MBA with over 30 years of experience in the resource business with a wealth of knowledge in project finance, mergers and acquisitions, feasibility studies and valuations. Mr. McKnight is a geological engineer with broad experience in the mining industry having held senior roles with Brascan Resources, Wright Engineers, Getty Resources, TOTAL S.A., Endeavour Financial, Pincock Allen & Holt Ltd., AMEC, Yukon Zinc and most recently Selwyn Resources. Mr. McKnight is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University with degrees in Geological Engineering and Business Administration.
Position: Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Day has significant project delivery and operating experience, and brings key project management skills required to advance the Underground Project into construction phase. Mr. Day's project construction experience includes senior roles with AMEC Americas, where he managed a number of major projects, including the brownfields expansion of Corrego do Sito Gold Project and the $1 billion Gramalote gold study for AngloGold Ashanti. Previously he worked in managerial, operational and technical roles for BHP Billiton and WMC Resources as well as commissioning and operation of the Minara Resources Murrin Murrin Nickel Laterite project. Mr. Day is presently Head of Technical and Operations at Pala Investments.
Position: Vice President, Exploration and Project Development
Mr. French is a geologist with over 25 years of exploration experience in the western US and Canada . He has worked in various capacities for Homestake Mining Co., Atlas Precious Metals, and Cornerstone Industrial Minerals as well as consulting for numerous junior mining companies. Mr. French has a Nevada gold discovery to his credit and extensive project development experience including two projects taken through feasibility and production.
Position: VP Operations
Mr. Swisher is a qualified professional mining engineer with over 23 years' experience developing and operating both underground and open pit mines. He has held various senior operating roles at various mines in North America and overseen the development of numerous mining projects globally. Most recently he was Mine Manager at the East Boulder Mine in Montana for Sibanye-Stillwater.
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Position: Vice President, Environment & External Relations
Mr. Dyhr has 35 years of experience in mining. He has led multidisciplinary teams to successfully permit copper and gold mines in Nevada since 1983, and worked on projects in Arizona, California, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Africa, Turkey, China and Papua New Guinea. His experience includes environmental, regulatory, land and legal affairs; and government, media, NGO and public relations. He has worked as a mine site environmental manager, environmental consultant, natural resources manager, and group environmental manager for BHP Copper.
Position: VP Investor Relations & Marketing
Rich Matthews is an experienced investor marketing professional with a strong background in the resource sector. He has run the global IR for a multiple-award-winning exploration company, a top-50 TSX-V exploration company and several other resource companies. Rich has built up an international team comprised of investor relations, public relations and digital marketing professionals, which has enabled him to deliver numerous successful investor marketing programs. He also maintains a strong financial marketing network across North America and Europe.
Position: Corporate Secretary
Ms. Cox has over 15 years of experience in the management and administration of public companies in the resource sector, including extensive experience in public company governance and regulation. Ms. Cox has served as Corporate Secretary to Nevada Copper since 2005. Prior to her role as a Corporate Secretary Ms. Cox was a paralegal for a US law firm specializing in corporate and securities law. Ms. Cox holds a Bachelor degree from the University of British Columbia.