About

I am a mining engineer and a mineral economist.  I have a Mining Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal, a Masters in Mining Engineering from the same University, and a PhD in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston. I have thirty-five years’ experience in consulting, operations, teaching, and research.

I am a specialist in hard-rock underground mining specializing in vein deposits with complex geometries, and I also have relevant experience in other types of deposits and in open pits.  I work primarily in gold and copper but have relevant experience in other precious and base metals, iron ore, lithium, and rare earths.

I worked as an engineer for several mining companies across Canada and Chile in the first twenty years of his career.  My last position was that of Superintendent of Engineering at Barrick’s El Indio Mine in Chile, responsible for the design, planning, services, and special projects for three underground mines, and for the development of the closure plan for the site.

I am a registered professional engineer in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. I am a Qualified Person under the concept of the National Instrument 43-101, and a Qualified Valuator under the concept of CIMVal (mineral properties valuation standards of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy).

I am an Adjunct Professor in the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University.  I taught underground mining between 2002 and 2006, and I now offer professional training in design and valuation to financial analysts, engineers, and geologists.

I am a Director, Secretary and Treasurer of the Chilean charitable organisation Fundacion Mineros Contra El Cancer (Foundation Miners Against Cancer), dedicated to helping families affected by cancer.   www.mineroscontraelcancer.com

I work across South America, North America, and in Africa.  I am fluent in French, English and Spanish.

I love golf, but I realize that I will never be good at it.