Director, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Winn is President of Terrasearch Inc., a consulting company that provides analysis of mining and energy companies. Mr. Winn has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1983 and the mining industry since 1992, and is also a director of several TSX-listed companies involved in mineral exploration in Canada, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Mr. Winn has completed graduate course work in accounting and finance and holds a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Southern California.
Clynton R. Nauman
President and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Nauman brings over 35 years of diversified experience in the mineral industry, ranging from exploration and business development to operations and business management in the precious metals, base metals and coal sectors. Mr. Nauman is also currently the CEO of Asset Liability Management Group, and was General Manager of Kennecott Minerals from 1993-1998 and the President and CEO of Viceroy Resource Corporation from 1998-2002. Mr. Nauman holds a B.Sc. in geology.
Terry Krepiakevich, CPA, CA, ICD. D
Mr. Krepiakevich was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of SouthGobi Resources Ltd., a TSX and Hong Kong publicly-listed mining company. Previously, Mr. Krepiakevich was Chief Financial Officer for Extreme CCTV Inc., a publicly traded company on the TSX involved in manufacturing high tech surveillance equipment, and Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Maynards Industries Ltd., a private firm specializing in retailing, auctioneering, liquidating, and mergers and acquisition services. Prior to his position with Maynards, Mr. Krepiakevich was a senior officer in a number of private and public issuers. He is a Canadian qualified Chartered Professional Accountant and was employed with the international accounting firm Peat Marwick Thorne (KPMG), where he worked with a number of companies in mining and related industries.
Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, M.Sc
Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse is President and CEO of NovaCopper Inc., with over 25 years of world-wide experience in the natural resource sector. Prior to establishing NovaCopper, Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse was founder, President and CEO of NovaGold Resources Inc., and prior to that was Vice President of Exploration for Placer Dome Inc. He brings years of working experience and knowledge of Alaska and Western Canada to the Company, managing projects from grassroots discovery through to advanced feasibility studies and production. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse holds a Candidature degree in Science from the Université de Louvain, Belgium, and an M.Sc. in geology from the University of Arizona.
Richard Zimmer, P. Eng., MBA
Mr. Zimmer was formerly the President and CEO of Far West Mining Ltd. He has over 35 years of Canadian and international mining experience, including 15 years with Teck Cominco Limited, where he was Vice President and Project Manager of Teck-Pogo Inc. and also managed several operations and development projects. Prior to his work with Teck Cominco, Mr. Zimmer was Senior Staff Engineer with Bow Valley Industries Ltd. and held various positions at Key Lake Mining Corporation, where subsequently he became the Key Lake mine superintendent. Mr. Zimmer is currently a director for Capstone Mining Corp. and Magellan Minerals Ltd., both publicly traded companies. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Mathematics) from the University of Manitoba, a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Alberta, and an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan.
Elaine M. Sanders, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)
Ms. Sanders is Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of NovaCopper Inc. and has more than 20 years of experience in audit, finance, and accounting with public and private companies. Ms. Sanders has been involved with numerous financings and acquisitions, and has listed companies on both the TSX and NYSE-MKT. Ms. Sanders is responsible for all aspects of financial services, financial reporting, and corporate governance at NovaCopper Inc. Ms. Sanders holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, is a Canadian qualified Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.