Alan Coutts, P.Geo
President and CEO
Alan Coutts was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Noront on October 1, 2013. He has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in mining exploration, feasibility, construction and production across a broad range of commodities. Most recently, Mr. Coutts was with Xstrata Nickel as Managing Director, Australasia based in Perth, Australia and prior to that was General Manager, at Xstrata’s Brunswick Mine in Canada. He previously was with Falconbridge where he held a variety of roles including General Manager, Chief Geologist and Regional Exploration Manager. Mr. Coutts has an Honours degree in Geology from the University of Alberta and Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) status in the province of Ontario.
Stephen Flewelling, P.Eng
Chief Development Officer
Steve Flewelling was appointed Senior Vice President, Mining & Projects in June 2015 and brings more than 30 years of experience in exploration, feasibility planning, project development, construction and operations to his role at Noront. He has worked domestically and abroad in a variety of roles across multiple commodities. Most recently, Mr. Flewelling was Senior Vice President, Projects & Exploration at Glencore/Xstrata Nickel with responsibility for worldwide project development and the company’s project pipeline. Prior to that he held various senior positions at Glencore/Xstrata and its predecessor companies, including President of Falcondo, a laterite mining and ferronickel smelting facility in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Flewelling has an Honours degree in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and Professional Engineering status in the province of Ontario.
Gregory Rieveley, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Greg Rieveley is a finance executive with 20 years of experience in the mining and retail industries. He has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, financing, public company accounting and disclosure, financial and risk management. Prior to joining Noront, Mr. Rieveley was Vice President, Internal Audit and Business Development at Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (formerly Aber Diamond Corporation). He also worked as Controller for Dundee Precious Metals, a mid-sized copper and gold producer. Mr. Rieveley is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Ryan Weston, M.Sc., MBA, P.Geo
Vice President, Exploration
Ryan Weston is a registered Professional Geologist with 20 years experience in exploration for both base and precious metals internationally. Previously, Ryan served as Senior Geologist with Cliffs Natural Resources working in the Ring of Fire where he developed an intimate understanding of the geology and mineralizing systems associated with chromite and Ni-Cu-PGE deposits within the belt. Subsequent to this, Ryan served as Chief Geologist with Carlisle Goldfields, advancing their regional gold projects in northern Manitoba and culminating with the sale of Carlisle to Alamos Gold in early 2016. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Toronto, a Master’s Degree in Geology from Laurentian University and is a MBA graduate from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.
Mark Baker, P.Eng
Vice President, Projects
Mark Baker is a Professional Engineer with over 35 years of experience in mining and consulting engineering. He has had technical and management roles in developing and delivering projects and managing project teams, including projects for major nickel mining companies. Mr. Baker joined Noront in 2010 to lead project teams for nickel and chromite mines and a ferrochrome smelter. Before this, he was a Vice President for both Seneca Engineering and Virtual Engineers, and Business Development Manager at WorleyParsons Canada, Minerals and Metals. He spent 12 years at ICI Explosives where his roles included leading plant design in the Americas and Europe and serving as Engineering Manager for Canadian operations. Mr. Baker has both Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University.
Vice President, Government Affairs
Glenn Nolan has spent his career involved in the areas of resource development, indigenous relations and government issues. Early in his mining career, Mr. Nolan understood the importance of working closely and directly with indigenous communities. He is committed to continuing the creation of greater partnership development between communities and the mineral industry. In 2001, Mr. Nolan changed his focus and was elected Chief of the Missanabie Cree First Nation and served for three consecutive terms, ending in August 2010. He is a past President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and was the first Indigenous President in the organization’s history. He is a graduate of Sault College.