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.
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.
Robert J. Gayton
Dr. Gayton is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in accounting and finance. He is currently a director and chair/member of the audit and other committees of the following companies: Amerigo Resources Ltd., B2Gold Corp., Eastern Platinum Limited, Western Copper and Gold Corporation. Until 1987 Dr. Gayton was an audit partner with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Chartered Accountants and a member of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) in both Ontario and BC and holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of California. Dr. Gayton joined us in November 2003 as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
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.
Gerard E. Munera
Mr. Munera, a US citizen, is Managing Partner of Synergex Group LLC and serves on the Board of Dynamic Materials Company. A graduate of the French premier Ecole Polytechnique and of Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, Mr. Munera has a diverse background which includes engineering, economics, sales, finance, operations, mining and metals. His tenures, most of which were at the Management, CEO, Executive VP and/or Chairman level, include Pechiney (20 years), Union Miniere, Rio Tinto and Minorco, an affiliate of Anglo American. Based for many years in various countries of Europe, Africa and South America, he is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Mr. Munera has been awarded the French Legion of Honor (officer) and the Algerian war medal.