"In her 30-year career in the mining industry, Sharon Dowdall served in senior legal capacities for Franco-Nevada Corporation, a major gold-focused royalty company; and Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world's largest gold producers. During her 20-year tenure as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary with Franco-Nevada, Ms. Dowdall was one of the principals who transformed an industry pioneer into one of the most successful precious metals enterprises in the world. Prior to joining Franco-Nevada, she practiced law with a major Canadian legal firm specializing in natural resources. Ms. Dowdall is the recipient of the 2011 Canadian General Counsel Award for Business Achievement. She currently serves on several Boards of Canadian exploration and development companies. Ms. Dowdall holds a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Calgary and an LL.B, from Osgoode Hall at York University." 
- Director, NovaGold Resources
Resources and articles
- NovaGold Resources Board, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2013.