Chair, AMERead Bio
Rob is a professional geoscientist, previously the CEO of IDM Mining, which was acquired by Ascot Resources in March 2019.He has since taken on the role of President and CEO of Heatherdale Resources. He is a third-generation miner, born and raised in Stewart B.C., near the Company’s flagship Red Mountain Project.
Vice Chair, AMERead Bio
Tara Hassan is a Mining Engineer with extensive experience in capital markets as well as mine operations and mining technology. She was a mining equity research analyst focused on small to mid-cap explorers, developers and producers in the precious metals space for more than 13 years. She is currently VP Corporate Development at SilverCrest Metals and a Director of Maverix Metals. Previously she worked at VRIFY Technology as a Director, Mining Content and Strategy. Tara worked as a mining engineer for Inco (now Vale) and Placer Dome (now Barrick Gold) holding operating, engineering and project-focused roles and working at eight different mines. She is a Professional Engineer (Ontario) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
I am passionate about helping exploration and development companies evolve their discoveries in a socially responsible way. A key element to achieving this goal is access to capital. With global experience in mining and finance, as a director of AME I believe I could continue to leverage this experience to help advocate for policies and regimes that would help to attract increased capital for investment in mineral exploration in BC.
Vice Chair, AMERead Bio
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.
Past Chair, AMERead Bio
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.
President and CEO, AMERead Bio
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.
Associate InstructorRead Bio
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.
Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Policy, AMERead Bio
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.
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Vice President Corporate AffairsRead Bio
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.