The Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) is the lead association for the mineral exploration and development industry based in British Columbia (BC). Established in 1912, AME represents, advocates, protects, and promotes the interests of thousands of members who are engaged in mineral exploration and development in BC 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. To learn more about AME please visit:

We are currently looking to fill the role of President & CEO and have engaged Korn Ferry to oversee the search and selection process. The President & CEO is responsible for strategic and balanced leadership in managing, planning, and implementing AME activities in support of its strategic and annual work plans and matters of critical significance to its members. The President & CEO is expected to uphold and exhibit AME’s Core Values to be respectful, focused, effective, informative, and inclusive in all aspects of their work.

Reporting to the Board of Directors through the Chair and the Executive Committee, this role engages and collaborates with a variety of groups to advocate on behalf of AME’s membership. The successful candidate will work to champion the mineral exploration industry in BC through strong, innovative and collaborative leadership that will support the revitalization and growth in mineral exploration sector for all members, within the context of an ever-competitive global market. The successful candidate will be integral in delivering on the plans of the Association.

The ideal candidate would have a strong understanding of the mineral exploration and development sector. They are dynamic, a strategic thinker, excellent communicator, have a strong background in federal, provincial, municipal, and Indigenous government relations and they form progressive relationships with all groups involved in the industry.

The successful candidate will be passionate about advocating for BC-based mineral exploration and development and will continue to communicate the importance of this work with the sense of pride and confidence that has long been a hallmark of AME.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Leadership

  • Provide industry leadership and guidance in support of AME’s mission, vision and guiding principles;
  • Work with Board of Directors, Committees and AME members to understand and align member interests, and develop and implement a representative and balanced strategic plan and key priority areas;
  • Execute AME’s strategic plan, key priority areas, and emerging issues, through collaboration and partnership, including AME’s annual Roundup conference, ensuring strategic and fiscal alignment.

Member of the Board of Directors & the Executive Committee

  • Contribute as an AME Director, provides advice, guidance and recommendations, as required and requested, to the Board and committees;
  • Provide regular updates to and implement the directives of the Board and Executive Committee;
  • Support AME’s Executive Committee in the development of the annual succession plan for the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Resource & Staff Management & Development

  • Ensure AME has the necessary resources (staff, equipment, systems, office, etc.) required to successfully execute and complete AME’s strategic and annual work plans;
  • Provide management, leadership and mentorship to AME staff and consultants to ensure that AME’s strategic objectives and priorities are achieved, and that each group understands the common goal of AME;
  • Create a supportive and positive working environment representative of AME’s mission, vision, guiding principles and priorities;
  • Implement programs that positively support AME’s employee performance and professional development;
  • Effectively manage senior staff to be resourceful, adaptable, flexible and successful in their roles.

Financial Affairs

  • Effectively manage AME’s financial resources to achieve results and add value to the Association in the interests of members;
  • Develop and deliver a budget that matches resources with AME members’ priorities, Board and Executive Committee directives and AME’s strategic and annual plans;
  • Review and approve quarterly financials; communicates regularly with AME’s Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee to ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability.

Stakeholder Engagement & Communication

  • Represent and advocate on behalf of AME to a variety of different groups, understanding and respecting their competing and diverse interests;
  • Act as AME’s ambassador and main external representative engaging, communicating and participating with all groups on behalf of members;
  • Lead, advocate, and develop partnerships with external groups in support of AME’s mission, vision, guiding principles and strategic priorities;
  • Maintain positive and productive relationships with a broad range of audiences including AME members, industry and business partners, government leaders and officials, indigenous groups and leaders, non- governmental stakeholders and the public;
  • Attend meetings, conferences, consultations, etc. to ensure AME’s members interests are represented, understood, recognized and protected; continuously works to ensure that members are aware of these activities; and
  • Other duties as required or directed by the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Education, Skills & Requirements

  • 15+ years of direct experience in natural resources sectors;
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to plan, manage and implement strategies and concepts;
  • Strong and effective communication and presentation skills (verbal and written), with the ability to deliver concise, consistent and effective messages to diverse audiences (internal and external);
  • Demonstrates success in a leadership capacity (experience in effectively engaging, leading, aligning, and motivating multiple stakeholders, including staff and volunteers);
  • Political astuteness, judgment and policy sense (ability to strategically position AME on key issues, maintain effective and productive relationships with AME members, business and industry partners, Indigenous groups, governments and communities);
  • Proven ability to participate and lead research, analysis, reporting and communication on political, technical and financial information, legislation, and public policy related to mineral exploration, resource development and regulatory matters;
  • Demonstrates experience and knowledge using office systems and computer hardware and software, including specific knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 30% of the time to engage members and stakeholders throughout BC, Canada, and internationally;
  • Professional Designation, Master’s degree and/or equivalent, and relevant experience related to the industry.

This role offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply for this position, or to recommend someone who you feel would be an ideal candidate for this role, please send your cover letter & resume/questions/suggestions to: [email protected].

AME is committed to serving its diverse membership by creating an equitable and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, national origin, ethnic origin, religion or religious belief.

Closing date for submissions is April 19, 2023, at noon P.S.T.