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Ian Pearce

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Ian Pearce, Chair of the Board, Independent

Ian Pearce is the Chair of the Board of New Gold. Mr. Pearce has over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. From 1993 to 2003, Mr. Pearce held progressively more senior engineering and project management roles with Fluor Inc., including managing numerous significant development projects in the extractive sector. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Pearce held executive roles at Falconbridge Limited, including Chief Operating Officer, and he subsequently served as Chief Executive Officer of Xstrata Nickel, a subsidiary of Xstrata plc, from 2006 to 2013. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Pearce was a partner of X2 Resources, a private partnership focused on building a mid-tier diversified mining and metals group. Mr. Pearce currently serves as the Chair of the Board of MineSense Technologies Ltd., a technology company seeking to improve the ore extraction and recovery process, and a Senior Advisor at KoBold Metals, a company that deploys digital tools to discover new cobalt deposits. He is a director of Nexa Resources S.A. as well as Vice Chair and Director of Outotec Oyj. He served as the Chair of the Board of Nevsun Resources Ltd. up to its acquisition by Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. in December 2018. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Engineering (Mineral Processing) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Mr. Pearce’s principal occupation is as a corporate director.