R. Stuart (Tookie) Angus
Mr. R. Stuart "Tookie" Angus is an independent business advisor to the mining industry. He was formerly Head of the Global Mining Group for Fasken Martineau. For the past 30 years, Mr. Angus has focused on structuring and financing significant international exploration, development and mining ventures. More recently, he was managing Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial and was responsible for merger and acquisition mandates. Mr Angus is the former Chairman of the Board of BC Sugar Refinery Limited, he was a Director of First Quantum Minerals until June 2005, a Director of Canico Resources Corporation until it's takeover by CVRD in 2005, a Director of Bema Gold until it's takover by Kinross Gold in 2007, a Director of Ventana Gold until it's takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition in 2011 and a Director of Plutonic Power until its merger with Magma Energy in 2011.
Ian R. Ashby
Mr. Ashby most recently held the position of President – Iron Ore for BHP Billiton Ltd. between 2006 and 2012. During a career spanning 25 years working for BHP Billiton Ltd. and its predecessor company, BHP Ltd., Mr. Ashby worked extensively in Australia, South America, North America and West Africa in a wide range of business, operational and project development roles across multi commodities and in increasingly senior positions. Prior to his most recent role, Mr. Ashby was Chief Operating Officer – Base Metals for BHP Billiton Ltd. Mr. Ashby commenced his career at Mount Isa Mines Ltd. in 1980. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from the University of Melbourne and is a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Mr. Chater has 29 years of international mineral exploration mining and capital markets experience. He is the principal of a capital markets consultancy which he founded in 1998 that provides advice related to corporate strategy, transaction related business development and capital markets relationship development, financing and communications. Mr. Chater holds a B.Sc. Geology degree from Texas Christian University.
Cliff T. Davis
Director, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Davis was appointed Chief Executive Officer in August 2008 after having served as Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer since 2002 and CFO from 1994 to 2000. During the period from 2000 - 2002 he was the Chairman and CEO of a public chemical manufacturing company. Mr. Davis is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Prior to joining Nevsun in 1994, he was a partner in the international accounting firm, KPMG where he provided services predominantly to public companies in the resource, industrial and financial sectors. Mr. Davis has had experience as a director of a number of other Canadian public companies in the industrial and mining industries.
Gary E. German
Mr. German is a professional engineer with over thirty five years of senior executive experience in the building of companies, projects, operating teams, and financing of global resource developments. His career was formed through twenty-eight years in the Noranda Group, culminating as Senior Vice President. Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Mr. German's Noranda international responsibilities included major projects in Chile, industrial & mine developments in Brazil and executive strategic activities in some 20 countries. The past decade has included a diverse set of leadership roles in Corporate Finance, Senior Advisor to the CEO of Saudi Arabia's Ma'aden mining group, and COO of TVX Gold (responsible for world wide projects and operations). Mr. German joined the Nevsun board in April, 1996 and has been a Director of a number of international mining and development companies, public on the TSX, NYSE or NYSE MKT, and other Not for Profit organizations.
Ian W. Pearce
Ian Pearce has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. From 1993 to 2003, Mr. Pearce held progressively more senior engineering and project management roles with Fluor Inc., including managing numerous significant development projects in the extractive sector. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Pearce held executive roles at Falconbridge Limited, including Chief Operating Officer, and he subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer of Xstrata Nickel, a subsidiary of Xstrata plc, from 2006 to 2013. Since 2013, Mr. Pearce has been a partner of X2 Resources, a private partnership focused on building a mid-tier diversified mining and metals group. Mr. Pearce currently serves on the board of directors of New Gold Inc. and Outotec Oyj, and is the Chair of Mine Sense Technologies Ltd., a technology company seeking to improve the ore extraction and recovery process. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mineral Processing) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Mr. Scott has thirty years global experience in all mining industry sectors. He is currently President and CEO of Entrée Gold Inc. Between 2000 and 2014 Mr. Scott held various global executive positions with Rio Tinto including General Manager Commercial, Rio Tinto Copper and President Director of Rio Tinto Indonesia. He serves as an independent director on the board of two other public mining companies and was a director of Reservoir Minerals prior to its acquisition by Nevsun. Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Business and Graduate Certificate in Corporate Secretarial Practises from Curtin University in Western Australia.
David S. Smith
David Smith has had a career on the finance side of business within the mining sector as well as within the supply side to the sector, with deep international exposure. He brings more than 30 years of financial and executive leadership experience to the Board. Mr. Smith served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finning International Inc. from 2009 to 2014. Prior to joining Finning, Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer and a Vice President of Ballard Power Systems, Inc. from 2002 to 2009. Previously, he spent 16 years with Placer Dome Inc. in various senior positions and four years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Smith currently is a director of Dominion Diamond Corporation and Paramount Gold Nevada Corporation and is on the Board of Governors of Collingwood School. Mr. Smith is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Sacramento. He has also completed the Institute of Corporate Directors course, Directors Education Program.