|Abraham (Braam) Jonker|
Position: Interim President and CEO
Mr. Jonker is a registered Chartered Accountant in British Columbia (Canada), England and Wales as well as South Africa. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom and holds a Master's Degree in South African and International Tax from the Rand Afrikaans University. Mr. Jonker has more than 20 years of extensive management, accounting and corporate finance experience across five continents, mostly in the mining industry. Mr. Jonker currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Golden Reign Resources and is Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Mandalay Resources Corporation. Mr. Jonker was Chief Financial Officer of Western Coal Corporation at the time of its take-over by Walter Energy for $3.3 billion. During his career Mr. Jonker has played a pivotal role in several business recoveries, has been a key team member at management level in the strategic growth of several public companies, has raised and overseen the raising of more than $500 million in the form of equity and debt instruments and has been involved in corporate transactions aggregating several billion dollars.
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.
|Timothy M. Dyhr|
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: Vice President, Controller
Gus McDonald is a chartered accountant with over ten years of accounting, administration, and systems experience. His work experience includes international accounting experience in the USA and England. During the last seven years he has focused on the mining industry. Prior to joining the Nevada Copper team he worked in a financial reporting role at the KGHM Canadian subsidiary (formerly Quadra FNX Mining Ltd.).
Position: Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications
Mr. Toffolo has over 25 years of experience in the investment sector. He has an in-depth understanding of public companies in the resource industry, raising capital and is responsible for the liaison with Investment Advisors, Retail and Institutional investors. Mr. Toffolo joined the company in 2006.
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.
Position: General Counsel
Ms. Southwell is Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel with Pala Investments Limited, a mining investment fund. She has over 10 years' experience advising on the financing and development of mining and mineral processing projects and is specialized in the negotiation, project management and execution of large projects. Working closely with the project implementation team, Ms Southwell will be focused on legal risk management during the pre-construction phase of the Pumpkin Hollow project. Previously, Ms. Southwell was Corporate Counsel at Nyrstar NV, a publicly listed base metals and mining company, and worked on the AUD 350M finance package for the redevelopment of the Port Pirie smelter in South Australia. Prior to this Ms Southwell was an attorney with Shearman & Sterling and practiced in its London, Singapore and New York offices. Ms Southwell holds a BA in Law with French from Nottingham University, is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and is admitted to the New York Bar. Ms. Southwell is also a director of Asian Mineral Resources (TSX-V:ASN) and a director of Dumas Contracting Ltd.