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Frontier Lithium appoints Vice-President of Sustainability and External Affairs


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September 7, 2021
By Maryam Farag


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Photo: Frontier Lithium Inc.

Frontier Lithium Inc. has appointed David Ewing as its Vice-President of Sustainability and External Affairs, a newly created position in the company.

Ewing brings over 20 years of experience in environmental matters. He developed a sustainability program recently and led the Indigenous partnerships and regulatory affairs portfolios for Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable, a subsidiary of Brookfield.

“We are thrilled to appoint David to our Executive team. His cross-cutting expertise and his experience in the renewable energy and mining sectors will help advance the strategic direction of our Company, including all mine and chemical production related permitting and the development of our environment, social and governance programs,” said Trevor Walker, President and CEO, Frontier Lithium. “Building on our efforts to date concerning permitting and collaboration with Indigenous communities, David’s role will ensure that Frontier will continue to foster strong relationships and social impacts as a result of our advancing PAK Lithium Project.”

Before joining Brookfield, David held several senior positions in the natural resources sector. He resolved many complex environmental and social issues through collaboration with various parties, such as government regulators, Indigenous peoples, and environmental groups.

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“I look forward to joining Frontier’s team, assisting the Company in developing sustainable resources for the electrification of transportation and beyond,” said Ewing. “I believe that my experience with project permitting, the advancement of meaningful relationships with communities and the implementation of sustainability programs, including emissions reductions planning will prove pertinent in this regard.”

Additionally, with 15 years of public service experience working for Environment Canada,  Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Treasury Board, he has gained a strong knowledge of environmental regulations and the invaluable ability to navigate government.