Mr. Aust leads NAL’s corporate affairs and sustainability programs. Prior to joining NAL in 2017, Mr. Aust served as a outside counsel to the Company and was involved in the acquisition of the Quebec Lithium project from the RB Energy receivership. Over the course of his career, he has been involved in acquisition projects across a variety of sectors throughout Canada. Previously, he worked as a lawyer within the corporate and securities practice of one of Canada’s most prestigious national law firms. Mr. Aust holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from Queens University and a law degree from Université Laval (LLB). He is a member of the Barreau du Québec as well as the American Bar Association.