Vancouver, B.C. — May 16, 2017 — The Association for Mineral Exploration (“AME” or the “Association”) is pleased to announce that Edie Thome has been appointed as President & CEO of the Association, effective June 19, 2017.
Edie Thome brings a wealth of experience in government relations, permitting and public affairs as well as on-the-ground experience working with stakeholders, First Nations, elected officials and land owners on projects in the resource sector. Through her work, she is familiar with advocacy efforts at both the provincial and federal levels and, specifically, how the legislative and regulatory framework can support or hinder productive, responsible resource development within British Columbia and Canada.
Most recently, Edie was Director – Environment, Permitting and Compliance, Aboriginal Relations and Public Affairs at BC Hydro, responsible for permitting and compliance, Aboriginal relations and public affairs for the Site C Clean Energy Project. Prior to that she worked in risk management, environment, operations and customer service for BC Hydro. Her management experience also includes 4½ years as Vice President, Customer Service, Airport Operations and Corporate Communications for Harmony Airways.
Edie brings a keen understanding of leadership in an industry association, gained through her service since 2014 as Chair of the Board of the Canadian Hydropower Association (“CHA”), a national, non-profit organization, comprised of nearly 50 members – spanning hydropower producers, manufacturers, developers and engineering firms to individuals. Like AME, CHA leverages the strength and skills of a diverse and accomplished membership to achieve the goals set forth in its strategic plan.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and the AME Staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to Edie Thome as AME’s incoming President & CEO,” said Diane Nicolson, Chair of AME.
“Edie’s qualities and background demonstrate that she is capable of understanding and balancing the many aspects and interests of our industry and focusing on those matters that are most critical to our members. She has a strong commitment to building relationships through collaboration and transparency. With her experience in stakeholder engagement and government affairs as well as association management, she is well-positioned to lead AME as it continues to work with First Nations, local communities and government in ensuring mineral discoveries can be advanced and developed into new mines, providing important economic opportunities here in British Columbia and around the world. We look forward to her leadership in representing our industry.”
AME is the lead association for the mineral exploration and development industry based in British Columbia. Established in 1912, AME represents, advocates, protects and promotes the interests of thousands of members who are engaged in mineral exploration and development in British Columbia and throughout the world. AME encourages a safe, economically strong and environmentally responsible industry by providing clear initiatives, policies, events and tools to support its membership.
For further information, please contact Jonathan Buchanan, Director, Information & Public Affairs, AME, at 604.630.3923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.