Mr. Gerald James McConnell, QC, serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Chief Executive Officer, Director of Namibia Rare Earths Inc., since December 16, 2010. Mr. McConnell was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Etruscan Resources Inc., , from June 1990 to February 28, 2010, and was also a director and chairman of the board of ERI from June 1990 until September 2010, when it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Endeavour Mining Corporationrationration . Mr. McConnell was a director of NovaGold Resources Inc. since 1984 and the president of NovaGold Resources Inc. from December 1984 to January 1998. In addition to being a director, Mr. McConnell sits on the Compensation, Corporationrationrate Communications, and the Corporationrationrate Governance and Nominations committees of NovaGold Resources Inc. He is also presently a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Corporationrationrate Governance and Nominations Committee of NovaCopper Inc
Age: 71 CEO Since 2016McConnell was called to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1971 and was an associate and partner with the law firm, Patterson Palmer, in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1971 to 1987. He received his Queen Counsel designation in 1986. In 2003, Mr. McConnell received the Paul Harris Award from Rotary International in recognition of ERI humanitarian contributions to health and education initiatives in Africa.