AME BC Finance Lunch
Date: Monday, January 28
Location: Stanley Park Ballroom
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Sponsored by: Hecla Mining Company of Canada
Keynote Speaker: Ronald Thiessen, Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Ron Thiessen is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI), a Canadian corporation that since 1985 has grown to be among the largest and most successful mine development groups in North America.He holds a BComm degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Chartered Accountant designation. Since the 1980's, Ron has concentrated on the management and financing of public and private companies. As Director of Corporate Development for HDI, beginning in 1996, and as CEO since 2000, he and his associates have completed in excess of 25 property or project acquisitions,raised over $1.4 billion in equity financings, and built an impressive portfolio of advanced mineral exploration, development and mining projects. Ron and the HDI principals won the Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® in 2004 and he and the Northern Dynasty team won the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for the Pebble East discovery in 2007. He was awarded the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2008 and was named the Business Person of the Year by the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in 2011.