People: NovaGold Resources Inc (NG)

NG on American Stock Exchange

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Kaplan

51 2011 Chairman of the Board

Gregory Lang

59 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David Ottewell

53 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

David Deisley

57 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Richard Williams

2013 Vice President - Engineering and Development

Gillyeard Leathley

76 2012 Director

Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse

58 2012 Director

Sharon Dowdall

61 2012 Independent Director

Markus Faber

68 2010 Independent Director

Igor Levental

59 2010 Independent Director

Kalidas Madhavpeddi

59 2007 Independent Director

Gerald McConnell

69 2011 Independent Director

Clynton Nauman

65 1999 Independent Director

Anthony Walsh

62 2012 Independent Director

Mlanie Hennessey

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Kaplan

Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board of NovaGold Resources Inc. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Electrum Group LLC, a privately-held global natural resources investment management company which manages the portfolio of Electrum, the single largest Shareholder of the Company. Dr. Kaplan is an entrepreneur and investor with a track record of both creating and unlocking Shareholder value in public and private companies. Most recently, Dr. Kaplan served as Chairman of Leor Exploration & Production LLC, a natural gas exploration and development company founded by Dr. Kaplan in 2003. In 2007, Leor’s natural gas assets were sold to EnCana Oil & Gas USA Inc., a subsidiary of Encana Corporation, for $2.55 billion. Dr. Kaplan holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in History from Oxford University.

Gregory Lang

Mr. Gregory A. Lang is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Mr. Lang has over 35 years of diverse experience in mine operations, project development and evaluations, including time as President of Barrick Gold North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barrick. Mr. Lang has held progressively responsible operating and project development positions over his 10-year tenure with Barrick and, prior to that, with Homestake Mining Company and International Corona Corporation, both of which are now part of Barrick. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla and is a Graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program.

David Ottewell

Mr. David Ottewell is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of NovaGold Resources Inc. In this senior role, Mr. Ottewell is responsible for all aspects of NOVAGOLD's financial management as the Company advances permitting and financial optimization of its 50%-owned Donlin Gold Project. Mr. Ottewell has over 25 years of mining industry experience. He previously served as Vice President and Controller for Newmont Mining Corporation ("Newmont”). During his tenure with Newmont, Mr. Ottewell led the global accounting functions for external reporting to shareholders and regulators in the U.S. and Canada. He started his accounting career at Ernst and Whinney, an accounting firm. Mr. Ottewell holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

David Deisley

Mr. David L. Deisley is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of NovaGold Resources Inc. In this executive role, Mr. Deisley is responsible for NOVAGOLD's legal governance and supports the Company's efforts to advance the permitting process on the Donlin Gold project. Mr. Deisley has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry in the Americas. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel for Goldcorp Inc. ("Goldcorp”). During his tenure with Goldcorp, Mr. Deisley played a role in the implementation of corporate development transactions and in the advancement of Goldcorp's corporate social responsibility policy and practices. He obtained his juris doctor from the University of Utah college of law and his bachelor of arts from Brown University.

Richard Williams

Mr. Richard Williams is Vice President - Engineering and Development of NovaGold Resources Inc., effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Williams spent over 30 years with Barrick Gold developing and operating mines, with a particular focus on the design and implementation of the pressure oxidation technology planned to be used to process ores at Donlin Gold. Most recently, he served as Project Director of the Pueblo Viejo operation in the Dominican Republic where he played a key role in designing and constructing four of the autoclaves in the world. At Pueblo Viejo, Mr. Williams also spearheaded the commissioning and start-up of one of the world's most complex integrated gold processing facilities which, in addition to the autoclaves, included silver and base-metal recovery circuits. Mr. Williams' seven year tenure at Pueblo Viejo capped a progressively responsible career which included the design, construction and operation of mineral processing facilities of mines such as Goldstrike in Nevada and Mercur in Utah. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and is a Member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers.

Gillyeard Leathley

Mr. Gillyeard J. Leathley is Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Mr. Leathley joined the Company in January 2010 and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from November 2010 to November 2012. Mr. Leathley currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Company’s President and CEO. In February 2013, Mr. Leathley was named Chief Operating Officer of Sunward Resources Ltd. Mr. Leathley was instrumental in advancing the Company's Donlin Gold and Galore Creek projects. He trained as a mine surveyor and industrial engineer with the Scottish National Coal Board, working in coal, bauxite, gold and copper mines. Mr. Leathley has over 25 years of experience overseeing the development of several major operating mines.

Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse

Mr. Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse is Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse joined the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer in January 1998 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in May 1999. He resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in January of 2012 in order to assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of NovaCopper Inc. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse has more than 30 years of experience in the natural resource sector including as Vice President of Exploration for Placer Dome Inc. In addition to his international exploration perspective, Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse brings years of working experience in and knowledge of Alaska to the Company. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse has managed projects from grassroots discovery through to advanced feasibility studies, production and mine closure. Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse holds a Candidature degree in Science from the Université de Louvain, Belgium, and a Masters of Science degree in geology from the University of Arizona.

Sharon Dowdall

Ms. Sharon E. Dowdall is an Independent Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Ms. Dowdall served in senior legal capacities for Franco-Nevada Corporation (“Franco-Nevada”), a major gold-focused royalty company; and Newmont Mining Company, one of the world’s largest gold producers. During her 20-year tenure as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary with Franco-Nevada, Ms. Dowdall was one of the principals who transformed an industry pioneer into one of the most successful precious metals enterprises in the world. Prior to joining Franco-Nevada, she practiced law with a major Canadian legal firm specializing in natural resources. Ms. Dowdall is the recipient of the 2011 Canadian General Counsel Award for Business Achievement. She currently serves on the Boards of several Canadian exploration and development companies. Ms. Dowdall holds a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Calgary and an LL.B, from Osgoode Hall at York University.

Markus Faber

Dr. Markus Faber is an Independent Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Dr. Faber has over 35 years of experience in the finance industry and is the Managing Director of Marc Faber Ltd., an investment advisory and fund management firm. He is an advisor to a number of private investment funds and serves as a director of Ivanplats Limited and Sprott Inc. Dr. Faber publishes a widely read monthly investment newsletter entitled The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report and is the author of several books including Tomorrow’s Gold – Asia’s Age of Discovery. A renowned commentator on global market trends and developments, he is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world, including Barron’s, where he is a member of the Barron’s Roundtable. Dr. Faber received his PhD in Economics magna cum laude from the University of Zurich.

Igor Levental

Mr. Igor Levental is an Independent Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Mr. Levental is President of The Electrum Group LLC, a privatelyheld global natural resources investment management company. Affiliates of the Electrum Group are currently the largest Shareholders of NOVAGOLD. Mr. Levental is a director of Gabriel Resources Ltd., which is engaged in the development of major precious metals deposits in Romania; he is also a director of NovaCopper Inc., a TSX and NYSE Market-listed company involved in the exploration and development of major copper-dominant deposits in Alaska; and Sunward Resources Ltd., a TSX-listed company engaged in the exploration and development of a large porphyry gold-copper project in Colombia. With more than 30 years of experience across a broad cross-section of the international mining industry, Mr. Levental has held senior positions with major mining companies including Homestake Mining Company and International Corona Corporation. Mr. Levental is a Professional Engineer with a BSc in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Alberta.

Kalidas Madhavpeddi

Mr. Kalidas V. Madhavpeddi is an Independent Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Mr. Madhavpeddi, a director of the Company, has over 30 years of international experience in business development, corporate strategy, global mergers and acquisitions, exploration, government relations, marketing, trading and sales and mining engineering and capital. He is President of Azteca Consulting LLC, an advisory firm to the metals and mining sector. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Forex Investment Group, a private Hong Kong based equity fund. His extensive career in the mining industry spans over 30 years including Phelps Dodge Corp. from 1980 to 2006, starting as a Systems Engineer and ultimately becoming Senior Vice President for Phelps Dodge Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, responsible for the company’s global business development, acquisitions and divestments, including joint ventures, as well as its global exploration programs. He was contemporaneously President of Phelps Dodge Wire and Cable, a copper and aluminum cable manufacturer with international operations in over ten countries, including Brazil and China. Mr. Madhavpeddi is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, the University of Iowa and the Harvard Business School.

Gerald McConnell

Mr. Gerald J. McConnell, QC, is an Independent Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Mr. McConnell has over 25 years of experience in the resource sector. Mr. McConnell is a director and the Chief Executive Officer of Namibia Rare Earths Inc., a public Canadian company focused on the development of rare earth opportunities in Namibia. From 1990 to 2010, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Etruscan Resources Inc., a West African junior gold producer. From December 1984 to January 1998, Mr. McConnell was the President of the Company and from January 1998 to May 1999 he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. McConnell is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and was called to the bar of Nova Scotia in 1971 and received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 1986.

Clynton Nauman

Mr. Clynton R. Nauman is an Independent Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Mr. Nauman, a director of the Company, is the Chief Executive Officer of Alexco Resource Corp. and Asset Liability Management Group ULC, and was formerly President of Viceroy Gold Corporation and Viceroy Minerals Corporation and a director of Viceroy Resource Corporation, positions he held from February 1998 until February 2003. Previously, Mr. Nauman was the General Manager of Kennecott Minerals from 1993 to 1998. Mr. Nauman has 25 years of diversified experience in the mining industry ranging from exploration and business development to operations and business management in the precious metals, base metals and coal sectors.

Anthony Walsh

Mr. Anthony Peter Walsh is an Independent Director of NovaGold Resources Inc. Mr. Walsh has over 20 years of experience in the field of exploration, mining and development and was the President and CEO of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (2008-2011). Prior to joining Sabina, Mr. Walsh was President and CEO of Miramar Mining Corporation (1999-2007), was Vice-President and CFO of Miramar Mining Corporation (1995-1999), was the Senior Vice-President and CFO of a computer leasing company (1993-1995) and the CFO and Senior Vice-President, Finance of International Corona Mines Ltd., a major North American gold producer (1989-1992). From 1985 to 1989 he was Vice-President, Finance of International Corona Mines Ltd., and from 1973 to 1985 Mr. Walsh held various positions at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, a firm of Chartered Accountants. Mr. Walsh graduated from Queen's University (Canada) in 1973 and became a member of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1976. Mr. Walsh joined the Board on March 19, 2012.

Mlanie Hennessey

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