President & CEO, Trilogy Metals Inc.
Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse is President & CEO of Trilogy Metals Inc. (formerly NovaCopper) and a director of NOVAGOLD with over 30 years of experience in the natural resource sector, including his role as Founder, President & CEO of NOVAGOLD since 1997 and as VP Exploration for Placer Dome (1990-1997). Rick has managed projects from grassroots discovery to advanced feasibility, production and closure. He holds a Candidature degree in Science (Université de Louvain, Belgium), and a Masters of Science degree in Geology (University of Arizona). Rick received the 2009 Thayer Lindsley award for his role in the Donlin Gold discovery.