Rob McLeod

Chair, AME

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Rob is a professional geoscientist and currently an Advisor for Ascot Resources. He is a third-generation miner, born and raised in Stewart B.C., near the Company ’s flagship Red Mountain Project.

Tara Hassan

Vice Chair, AME

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Jill Tsolinas has a wide breadth of experience having represented exploration, development and operating mines throughout her career. She is versed in executive oversite, organizational management, corporate governance and stakeholder communications. Jill desires to see the continual development and incorporation of innovative best-fit practices to sustain the mineral exploration and mining sector.

Jill is the vice chair of the board of AME,  acting as chair of the ad hoc governance committee (2018) and vice-chair of Roundup (2015) along with being a member of the finance committee and ISR committee.

She has been an advisory council member for the Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) since 2015. Jill has additional corporate governance experience acting as corporate secretary for a private consulting company and overseeing the establishment of a private junior aggregate company. Jill is
executive director of CTEM where she uses her project management and partner engagement skills to facilitate collaborative and innovative training for mining in BC. Jill is passionate about discovering strategic partnerships to strengthen collaboration.

Jill is receiving her MBA from Arden University, United Kingdom in 2019. She has a B.A. in geography and a concentration in sociology with additional certificates in leadership and mining studies.

Jill Tsolinas

Vice Chair, AME

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Jill Tsolinas has a wide breadth of experience having represented exploration, development and operating mines throughout her career. She is versed in executive oversite, organizational management, corporate governance and stakeholder communications. Jill desires to see the continual development and incorporation of innovative best-fit practices to sustain the mineral exploration and mining sector.

‘Lyn Anglin

Past Chair, AME

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Dr. ‘Lyn Anglin previously worked as the Chief Scientific Officer for Imperial Metals Corporation of Vancouver. She was responsible for overseeing the scientific research functions of the Company, including monitoring and advising on basic and applied research projects, and the environmental impact assessment and remediation work at the Mount Polley Mine in central BC.  Now retired, she is a Professional Geologist, registered with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia and holds a PhD in Geological Sciences.

Kendra Johnston

President and CEO, AME

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Kendra Johnston joined AME as President and CEO in June 2019 following several years of voluntary positions at AME including Director, Executive Director, Chair of the Board, Chair of the Roundup Committee and serving on numerous committees including the Finance Committee. As a Professional Geologist and mining executive with over 15 years of experience in various facets of the mineral exploration and mining industry, Kendra is a tireless industry advocate working extensively with non-profits as a director and organizer.

Justin Himmelright

Associate Instructor

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Mr. Himmelright has over 25 years of experience in environmental management and developing a social license for natural resource projects. He’s a graduate of Simon Fraser University (B.Sc.) and the University of British Columbia (M. Eng.) and is a Registered Professional Biologist in BC. Mr. Himmelright previously served as Vice President responsible for sustainability matters for several publicly listed companies and has also worked as a consultant to Indigenous communities on mining proposals within their Territories and with non-profit organizations. He’s a former
Board member of the Yukon Mine Training Association and the Autism Society of BC and is currently an associate instructor at the Norman Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering (UBC) on the topic of Indigenous peoples and mining in Canada.

Rob Stevens

Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Policy, AME

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Rob joined AME as the Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Policy in August, 2018. Rob brings a diversity of experience to AME from his time in industry, academia, associations and government.

Jessica Van Den Akker

Treasurer (Ex-Officio)

Bruce Scott

Vice President Corporate Affairs

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Bruce Scott is Vice President, Corporate Affairs of Seabridge Gold Inc. since 2012 and counsel to Seabridge. For Seabridge, he provides legal services relating to corporate finance and mining matters and works extensively on the KSM Project on relationships with aboriginal groups, mineral tenure matters and support for permitting efforts, including its environmental assessment applications.  Bruce played a central role in the negotiation of Seabridge’s agreements with the Nisga’a Nation and the Gitanyow First Nation and is working towards agreements with other aboriginal groups. Formerly, from 1998 to 2011, Bruce was a partner at DuMoulin Black LLP.

Bruce has been a Director of AME since 2016 and is a member of AME’s Transboundary Relations Committee and Nenqay Deni Accord Task Force.