Mr Clausen is a mining executive with more than 30 years' experience in the areas of management, finance, development and operations in the base metals and precious metals industry. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer at Copper Mountain, Mr Clausen was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Brio Gold Inc. since its inception in 2014 until its acquisition in May 2018 by Leagold Mining Corporation. Subsequently, Mr Clausen became President and Chief Executive Officer and director of the Company on June 1, 2018. Prior positions include being President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Augusta Resource Corporation from its inception in 2005 until Augusta was acquired by HudBay Minerals Inc. in July 2014. Mr Clausen was Executive Vice President, Mining at Washington Group International, Inc. from 2001 to 2005 and served as the Vice President of Operations of Stillwater Mining Company from 1995 to 1999. Prior to 1995, Mr Clausen was a mine general manager at several precious and base metals operations of Placer Dome Inc in British Columbia and Ontario.