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RING OF FIRE

Last Friday, PsPP interviewed Alan Coutts, the CEO and President of Noront Resources, a mining company active in the “Ring of Fire” Region. Noront is the largest landholder in the the “Ring of Fire” Region, and area covering approximately 57,840 hectares, in which there are 257 land claims.

This Interview Podcast is prepared for the School of Public Policy and Governance students, as part of panel facilitated by the SPPG students. It will involve a panel of respondents including the Honourable Bob Rae, and the former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci.

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Alan Coutts

Biography

Alan Coutts has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Noront Resources Ltd. since October 1, 2013. Mr. Coutts serves as an Executive General Manager of Australasia for Xstrata Nickel at Xstrata Plc. He is a Mining Executive with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of exploration, feasibility, construction and production of mineral deposits. He has worked both domestically and abroad in a variety of roles and across multiple commodities. Most recently, he served as the Managing Director of Xstrata Nickel Australasia based in Perth, Australia. He served as General Manager at the Brunswick Mine, Canada before relocating to Australia. Previous to that, he occupied roles that included General Manager, Manager of Mining, Chief Geologist and Regional Exploration Manager, mostly with Falconbridge. He has been a Director at Noront Resources Ltd. since October 1, 2013. Mr. Coutts holds an Honors degree in Geology from the University of Alberta and has Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo) status in the province of Ontario.

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