Chairman, New Gold Inc.
Ian Pearce is a Corporate Director with over 35 years of professional experience in the global metallurgy and mining related industries. Ian has held progressively senior engineering and project management roles with Fluor Inc., including managing numerous significant development projects in the extractive sector. He also held executive roles at Falconbridge Limited, including Chief Operating Officer and subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer of Xstrata Nickel, a subsidiary of Xstrata plc.
Mr. Pearce currently is a Director of New Gold Inc, where he is Chair of the Board, Director of Metso Outotec Corporation, Director of Northland Power and is also a Director of NextSource Materials.
Mr. Pearce holds a Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mineral Processing) from the University of Johannesburg and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
He has served as Chair of the Mining Association of Canada, Chair of the Nickel Institute, and previously served as a board member of the Canadian Opera company. Ian also served as a member of the advisory board for WXN.
Presently he serves on the Trans Canada Trail Foundation board and is the incoming President for Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM).