Nigel Bain graduated from the University of Otago in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science, with honors, majoring in Mineral Technology.
Nigel has worked in the US mining industry for over 35 years starting with mine engineering roles and progressing into roles in senior management. He has worked in Nevada for the last 30 years and lived in six Nevada counties.
His resume features roles with mining companies ranging from some of the smallest in the industry to some of the world’s largest producers, in commodities ranging from industrial minerals to precious metals.
Looking for challenge he has joined Hycroft Mining Corporation serving as Vice President of Operations for the effort to restart the Hycroft Mine.
He has been repeatedly recognized by a number of regional and national organizations for his leadership in mine safety. But he is proudest of the USA National Mining Association’s Sentinel of Safety award. In addition to once receiving this prestigious award, Nigel has managed a number of different mines similarly nominated. In 2016 he was awarded the International Society of Mine Safety Professional’s Leadership Award for his impact on mine safety.
Over his career, Nigel has helped to develop and implement new initiatives and technologies that have worked to improve safety, productivity, and the working culture with great success. Under his leadership, a number of mines have set enviable safety, production and cost records. He is a firm believer in creating transparent, engaged cultures where safety, environmental and production goals are all met, and where all employees understand the goals of the team and support each other unselfishly.
Nigel is a past Chairman of the Nevada Mining Association and provides support to a number of community outreach and education initiatives in rural Nevada.