Executive Committee

Meet the AME Board of Directors and staff! Read detailed biographies on the current AME Board and staff members.

‘Lyn Anglin

Chair, AME

Dr. Anglin is Chief Scientific Officer for Imperial Metals Corporation of Vancouver. She is 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.

Kendra Johnston

Vice Chair, AME

Kendra is the Manager of Corporate Development and acting President and CEO with Independence Gold Corp., a Vancouver based exploration company. During her time at Independence, she was a Project Geologist and prior to this, the Investor Relations Manager and a Geologist for Atna Resources, and worked as a Geological Assistant with the BC Geological Survey.

Rob McLeod

Vice Chair, AME

Rob is a professional geoscientist and is President and CEO of IDM Mining Ltd. as well as a Director of the Company. He is a third-generation miner, born and raised in Stewart B.C., near the Company ’s flagship Red Mountain Project.

Diane Nicolson

Past Chair, AME

Diane Nicolson is President of Amarc Resources Ltd., a Hunter Dickinson Inc.-associated company with several active exploration properties in BC. A mining executive and senior exploration geologist, Diane possesses a long and successful track record in mineral exploration and development in Canada and around the world.

Christine Ogryzlo

Christine is President of Smithers Exploration Group, which represents the northwest minerals industry. She has been an  AME director since 2015 and is also  a director with Geoscience BC.  Christine lives in Topley Landing, BC.

Leilah Tate

Leilah has served on numerous industry committees which have contributed to raising awareness of the importance of mineral exploration in BC.  Leilah is very familiar with AME’s advocacy work and believes it plays a critical role in supporting mineral exploration and creating mineral investor certainty in BC.

Jim Gray

Treasurer, AME

In a volunteer capacity, Jim has served as Treasurer of AME since 2004 and was a founding director and Secretary-Treasurer of Geoscience BC until 2016

Edie Thome

President & CEO, AME

Edie Thome joined AME in June 2017.

Prior to AME, Edie was the Director of Environment, Permitting and Compliance, Aboriginal Relations and Public Affairs at BC Hydro, responsible for permitting and compliance, Aboriginal relations and public affairs for the Site C Clean Energy Project. Her earlier experience includes risk management, environment, operations and customer service for BC Hydro.