Interim General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer
Chris Courts is Interim General Counsel,Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer at Novelis Inc. Mr. Courts was appointed to this role in March 2020. In this position, he reports to Novelis President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Fisher and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee.
Previously, Mr. Courts served as Novelis’ Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. In this role, he led the company’s intellectual property function, corporate governance activities, and global contracts management program. In addition, he supported the company’s strategy team on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Mr. Courts joined Novelis in January 2005 and over the years has had oversight for various aspects of the legal function, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance, corporate governance matters, corporate secretarial matters, technology transactions, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Prior to joining Novelis, Mr. Courts served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Aquila, Inc., a former Fortune 50 electric and gas utility energy company. Prior to that, he was a corporate associate at the Husch Blackwell law firm.
Mr. Courts holds a B.B.A in finance and a J.D., both from the University of Iowa.