President and CEO, AME
Kendra Johnston joined AME as President and CEO in June 2019 following several years of volunteer 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. Kendra is a Professional Geologist and mining executive with over 15 years of experience in various facets of the mineral exploration and mining industry primarily in BC and Yukon, and is a passionate industry advocate for responsible mineral exploration.Read More
With a strong, inclusive and collaborative leadership style, Kendra provides AME with extensive, knowledge and experience in public geoscience, financial and capital markets, indigenous engagement, as well as the social and regulatory landscapes that affect mineral exploration. Ms. Johnston’s strong leadership and advocacy helps to promote British Columbia as one of the top global jurisdictions for responsible and inclusive mineral exploration and development and as a major international hub for industry that shares our core values.
Ms. Johnston, P.Geo. graduated from the University of Victoria with BSc in Earth Science and the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University with an MBA and a Certificate in Responsible Leadership. She was most recently the President of BC and Yukon explorer, Independence Gold Corp., with increasing levels of responsibility from Project Geologist to President.
604.630.3920 | [email protected]
Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Policy
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. He is a professional geologist who was most recently the Director of Partnerships and Learning at the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). At CIRDI, Rob worked with developing country governments to support policy development and technical capacity building around the sustainable management of mineral resources, including areas such as mine closure and environmental impact assessment.Read More
Prior to CIRDI, Rob was the Associate Dean of Natural Resources at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and a faculty member and head of the Mining and Mineral Exploration department. He is the author and publisher of the best-selling book ‘Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials’ that provides a comprehensive overview of the minerals industry.
Dr. Stevens has been actively involved with AME for the past 17 years. He was a director from 2001 to 2018, Chair of the board from 2008-2010 and a member of several committees. In 2011, Dr. Stevens was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia’s premier award for professional geoscience, the C.J. Westerman Memorial Award, for his significant contribution to professional geoscience. In 2013 he received the Gold Pan Award from the AME for exceptional meritorious service to the mineral exploration community.
604.630.3926 | [email protected]
Director, Regulatory and Technical Policy
As Director, Regulatory and Technical Policy, Jonathan is responsible for anticipating, understanding, summarizing, evaluating and influencing public policy as it relates to mineral exploration and development, particularly in the strategic areas of land access and use, environment, health and safety and socio-economic considerations in BC.Read More
Jonathan joined AME in 2005. Jonathan grew up in the mining town of Elliot Lake, Ontario, and first moved to BC to study at the University of British Columbia, graduating with a B.A. in Geography. In addition to a background in communications for the mineral exploration and mining sector, Jonathan has studied, lived, and worked in Japan, and is the author of Inside the Torii Gate: The Journal of an Exchange Student in Japan.
He served as 2015-2016 Chair of the BC Technical & Research Committee on Reclamation, on which he represents AME and is a member of the Health & Safety Committee of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. He has received the Advanced Communicator Gold award from Toastmasters International, and is an active member of Vancore Toastmasters.
604.630.3923 | [email protected]
Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs
In early 2018 she was promoted to her current role after completing her Professional Communications Master’s Degree from Royal Roads University in June 2017 while working full time at AME. In April 2015, Tracey completed the Project Management Certificate program at the University of British Columbia.
In this leadership role, Tracey is responsible for creating and implementing the annual communication strategy, lead both the Communications and Marketing and Integrated Social Responsibility Committees and serve as the liaison between the staff, President and CEO, Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.Read More
Tracey leads specific matters and initiatives related to AME’s Communications & Marketing committee and participates in other committees with overlapping opportunities such as the Roundup Committee, the Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation, Integrated Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety and the Land Access and Use committees. In this role, Tracey also provides support to the Director of Events & Membership with conference media and other communications related to the Annual Roundup conference. Tracey is also responsible for overseeing office management and IT and a close liaison role with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
604.630.3919 | [email protected]
Director, Events & Membership
As Director, Events & Membership, Roxanne is responsible for strategy, planning and delivery of the member relations program and all member events including AME’s annual Roundup conference.
Roxanne joined the AME team in November 2011 as the Manager, Member Relations. In that role, she was responsible for all aspects of the member services and events as well as the management of the exhibit hall and exhibitors at Roundup.Read More
Prior to joining AME, Roxanne worked for 7 years in both operational and business development roles for SGS Mineral Services and as such brings a network and knowledge of the industry to her new role. Her background also includes Board positions for arts & culture and community planning organizations as well as the production of various community events. In 2011, she was also the Chair of the AME 100th Anniversary Pavilion Sub-Committee.
604.630.3927 | [email protected]
Accountant and Human Resources Manager
As an accountant, Patricia reports directly to the President and CEO, works closely with AME’s Treasurer, and provides staff support to AME’s Finance Committee. Patricia Morrison joined AME in mid-2006.Read More
Patricia has over 20 years of experience in accounting, bookkeeping, and office administration for various law, oil & gas, and not-for-profit organizations, and has worked with many societies, charities, and their boards providing prompt and accurate service.
She has had several entrepreneurial endeavours of her own, and has a track record for being a professional team player. Patricia is working toward earning her CPA designation.
604.630.3922 | [email protected]
Administrative Coordinator, AME
Faheema is the Administrative Coordinator at AME and reports to the President and CEO. Faheema plays a key role in the efficient and effective running of the reception and office while supporting the committees and all departments.Read More
604.689.5271 | [email protected]
Manager, Marketing and Communications
As Manager, Marketing and Communications, Jordan focuses on a wide range of marketing activity including PR and Media Relations, Digital Marketing, Measurement and Analytics, Social Media Management, Media Partnerships, Content Development, E-news as well as event support for AME Roundup.
Jordan joined AME in October 2018 as a Marketing and Communications Coordinator and was heavily involved in the media relations and partnerships, news circulation and photography at AME Roundup and Discovery Day.Read More
Upon graduating with a B.A (Hons) Media and Sociology from Manchester UK and Newcastle Australia, Jordan has worked in PR and Marketing for 7 years across 3 continents for different industries including renewable energy, sustainability, business and retail.
For three years running, Jordan was elected as a Board Member for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations from 2015-2018, planning and executing seminars, talks and events for PR professionals in London and across the UK.
604.630.3924 | [email protected]
Manager, Member Services
Stasia is responsible for creating marketing strategies and branding for events, managing event registration, event sponsorship, and coordinating membership programs.
Stasia started with AME for Roundup 2019 as the event marketing coordinator, coming from a background in marketing and a passion for data and strategy, she transitioned into the member services role.Read More
604.630.3930 | [email protected]
As Manager, Events, Savannah works with the Director, Events & Membership to plan and execute the annual AME Roundup Conference as well as other AME events throughout the year.
Savannah joined the Association in October 2018 as the Volunteer & Events Coordinator for AME Roundup 2019 and enjoys walks in the woods with her fur-child, Luna, and sipping wine on patios.Read More
604.630.3929 | [email protected]