In 1973, Robert S. Angus graduated from the law school at UBC and was called to the BC Bar in 1974. He carried on a global mining practice until 2003 when he retired from the Law Society of BC. For more than 40 years, Mr. Angus has focused on the structuring and financing of significant international exploration, development and mining ventures.
Mr. Angus is the former chairman of the board of BC Sugar Refinery Ltd, he was a director of First Quantum Minerals until June 2005, a director of Canico Resources Corp until its takeover by Companhia Vale do Rio (CVRD) in 2005, and a director of Bema Gold Corporation until its takeover by Kinross Gold Corporation in 2007. More recently, Mr. Angus was managing director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial, a director of Ventana Gold Corp until its takeover by AUX Canada Acquisition Inc in 2011, and a director of Plutonic Power Corporation until its merger with Magma Energy Corp in 2011. Until recently, he was chairman of Nevsun Resources Ltd. He is currently chairman of K92 Mining Inc, Kenadyr Mining (Holdings) Corp and San Marco Resources Inc, and an Advisory Board member of several other companies.
In 2011, Mr. Angus and his wife, Helen, donated $500,000 to the law school’s building campaign. In 2018, they gifted $500,000 to the Allard School of Law to establish a new faculty position in the area of law and corporate social responsibility. This new faculty position will increase the number of individuals working with the law school's Centre for Business Law and Centre for Law and the Environment. When speaking of the gift, Mr. Angus said, "I am grateful for the excellent legal education I received at law school which has served me well in my career in the mining industry...Corporate social responsibility is a priority for the mining industry and I’m excited to think about the innovative research the professorship holder will generate and about the students who will learn from someone knowledgeable in this important area." This funding will be matched by investment income generated from the Allard Faculty Recruitment and Retention endowment.