Vancouver, BC — January 21, 2019 — The Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) has set the precedent for gender diversity at the highest level in the workplace for the Mineral Exploration and Mining Industry with their 2019 Board of Directors.

With statistics such as only 19.5% of board members for Canada’s top 500 companies being women*, the importance of a strong, collaborative and diverse board is both refreshing and an important part of AME’s values of inclusive leadership.

Collaboratively, the new board boasts a wealth of varied expertise from professional geologists and company leaders. The Directors include senior executives from Amarc Resources Ltd., Independence Gold Corp, Kirk Environmental, IDM Mining, Raymond James, Seabridge Gold Inc., Sun Metals Corp and Teck Resources Ltd. We welcome law professionals, innovative business leaders and the founders of Below BC, VRify and Indigenous and business leaders from the Tahltan Central Government and Nisga’a Nation.

Commenting on the new board, Edie Thome, President and CEO for AME, said;

“It is my pleasure to welcome the new AME Board of Directors who are a strong, diverse team of leaders. The Board will work together to continue to grow and move the mineral exploration industry toward a modern, responsible and successful future. I am proud that we at AME are paving the way for a much needed diverse and inclusive future for the industry and I look forward to the amazing and innovative things our Association will achieve in 2019.”

The new Board of Directors will be introduced at the upcoming AME Roundup from January 27 to 31, 2019, one of the world’s premier technical mineral exploration conferences.

Tickets are available at:

View the 2019 AME Board of Director bios.


AME Contact:
Tracey Sexton
Director, Communications & Corporate Affairs, AME
[email protected]

Twitter: @AME_BC