Peter G. Kukielski
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kukielski brings more than 30 years of diverse international experience in the mining industry to this role. Most recently, Mr. Kukielski was Chief Executive Officer of Anemka Resources from 2014 to 2017, a private company backed by Warburg Pincus formed to invest in global mining assets. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Chief Executive, Mining for ArcelorMittal, responsible for 27 operating mines and three major development projects, distributed within 12 countries. From 2006 to 2008 Mr. Kukielski was the Chief Operating Officer of Teck Resources, responsible for the company’s base metal and gold mines, major development projects and a refinery. From 2001 to 2006 he was with Falconbridge (originally Noranda) in senior roles, latterly including Chief Operating Officer, and in years prior he had various increasingly senior roles with other major mining companies, including direct experiences in engineering, commissioning and operating significant mines in a wide variety of international jurisdictions. Mr. Kukielski has a Masters of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University in California.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. MacWilliam joined Nevsun in August 2017 from X2 Resources, a London-based private equity fund focussed on the mining sector. Prior to X2, Mr. MacWilliam worked at Anglo American, where he had a variety of finance roles in the copper, platinum and iron ore divisions in South Africa, the UK and the USA. Mr. MacWilliam is a CFA with a Bachelor of Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Giuffre, B.A., LLB., was a founding partner of Axium Law Corporation, a Vancouver based law firm and was previously a partner of Gowlings, a full service national law firm. He has over twenty-five years of combined business and legal experience and has acted for a wide range of Canadian and foreign public corporations, principally in the mining sector. Mr. Giuffre has advised on securities and stock exchange and regulatory matters, public offerings, joint venture transactions, debt and equity financing, mergers and corporate reorganizations, purchase and sale arrangements, corporate governance matters and various other complex commercial matters. Mr. Giuffre joined Nevsun in January 2013.
Chief Development Officer
Mr. Trebilcock is a process engineer and MBA with more than 15 years of industry and consulting experience, working with Nautilus Minerals in Toronto, PRTM management consultants in Boston, Noranda in both Toronto and Philadelphia and Hatch Associates in Toronto, with significant international experience throughout. Mr. Trebilcock joined the Nevsun team in September 2010.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Mr. Blythe joined Nevsun as Vice President, Corporate Development in late 2017. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from the Western Australian School of Mines and is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada. He holds an MBA from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Alongside other roles, Marc spent the past 10 years assisting clients with project/company evaluation for potential acquisitions, debt and equity financing. Prior to consulting, Marc held various roles as a mine manager and mining engineer for companies including Placer Dome, WMC Resources and Newcrest.
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Manojlovic has been Vice President of Exploration for Nevsun Resources Ltd. since 2012. Mr. Manojlovic has over 25 years of years of global mineral exploration experience in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia working with Falconbridge Limited, Teck Resources Limited and Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. Mr. Manojlovic graduated with a BSc in Geology from Western University and obtained an MSc degree in Geology from Carleton University.
Vice President & Project Director, Timok
Mr. Orzechowski joined Nevsun in late 2017 at Vice President and Project Director, Timok. He holds a Master's Degree in Science, Electrical Engineering from Warsaw Polytechnic in Poland. He possesses extensive experience in all phases of project development and implementation in many industries including mining, pulp and paper, and power generation. Jerzy played a key role in restructuring Kinross Gold's Tasiast project to optimize investment value and lower the initial capex. He also took over the EPCM Project Director role for a UAE $6B smelter and power generation complex, and reduced the estimates and delivered the project under budget and ahead of schedule.
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Mr. Romaine brings with him over 15 years of industry experience overseeing CSR programs including policy & process development, operational governance, environmental monitoring and public awareness initiatives with stakeholders and the public. Working for the past four years with Enbridge Inc., Mr. Romaine has also worked with Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and the Government of Nunavut. He has a BSc in Environmental planning, a BA in Environmental studies an MA in Leadership as well as International Relations. Mr. Romaine joined Nevsun in November 2012.
Vice President, Finance
Mr. Tam is a senior financial executive with over 20 years of business experience. His previous experience included roles with public companies with worldwide mining operations and development properties. Prior to joining Nevsun in November 2015, he served as CFO and Corporate Secretary for Elgin Mining from 2012 up to the date of its acquisition in September 2014. He has also served as VP Finance for Aura Minerals and Treasurer for Thompson Creek Metals Company. Earlier in his career, he spent 7 years at KPMG in their audit and tax advisory departments. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.
Head of Operations
Mr. Wright joined Nevsun in March 2018. He has 30 years of experience in the copper and gold mining industries, having worked on projects in Europe, North America, Latin America, South East Asia, Australasia and Africa. He has been responsible for the exploration, project development, construction and operational phases of mine development. Mr Wright was General Manager of the Hidden Valley gold mine in PNG, taking the project through construction and in to operation. He was also responsible for the successful ramp up of operations as Managing Director at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia. In both cases Mr Wright played a significant role in the key areas of strategic planning, optimization of operational performance and stakeholder engagement. Mr Wright has a Masters degree in Mineral Process Engineering from Imperial College London.