His executive management experience encompasses engineering, operations, finance, sales and strategy. The company also announced that the Board of Directors appointed its former Board Chairman, William H. Brooks, to serve as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr Brooks previously served as Chairman of the Board from March 2008 to May 2015.

"Noranda is fortunate to have a proven, respected leader like Dick Evans to head a board that possesses an exceptional amount of executive, financial, operational, and leadership expertise," said Layle K. "Kip" Smith, Noranda's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We thank Bill Brooks for his outstanding leadership during his tenure as Board Chairman, and we look forward to having the continued benefit of his wisdom and guidance in his new capacity as Nominating and Corporate Governance Chairman."