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The Mining Association

of British Columbia

We are the voice of British Columbia’s metal, mineral and steelmaking coal producers, smelters and advanced development companies.

Our industry benefits all British Columbians and supports more than 35,000 jobs and over 3,700 small, medium and Indigenous businesses in every corner of the province by spending nearly $3 billion on goods and services annually. Our members’ products have among the lowest carbon footprints globally, and play a vital role in helping the world transition to a cleaner, low-carbon future; safely and responsibly.

Our Members

British Columbia is a global centre of mining and smelting excellence and home to one of the largest concentrations of mining professionals in the world. Our expertise spans the full range of skilled workers and qualified professionals, reflecting the diversity of British Columbia, who can bring a mining project from the exploration stage to construction and operations, and reclamation at the end of a mine’s life.

Many of British Columbia’s mines are owned and operated by BC-based or Canadian companies, others by some of the world’s leading mining companies.

MABC’s membership is comprised of the operators of major BC mines, advanced development projects and other partner organizations who make meaningful contributions to mining in British Columbia and to the well-being of communities large and small across the province.

Our Board

* denotes executive committee

Shane Uren

Alloycorp Mining Inc.

Darren Mawhinney

Anglo American

Kendra Johnston

Association for Mineral Exploration BC

Ryan Todd

Artemis Gold

Allison Brown

Barrick Gold Corporation

Sharon Singh

Bennett Jones

Carole Fortin

Centerra Gold – Mt Milligan, Endako

Colin Smith

CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc.

Nicola Banton

Coeur Mining – Silvertip

Nadia Haider

Conuma Resources Limited – Brule, Wolverine, Willow Creek

Elmer Stewart

Copper Fox Metals Inc.

Frank Catalano*

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation

Ed Beswick

Gigametals Corporation

Matthew White


Grant Carlson

Gold Mountain Mining

Rob Beleutz

Graymont Limited

Jody Shimkus

HD Mining International Ltd.

Kurt Allen

Hecla Mining Company

Don Parsons

Imperial Metals Corporation – Mount Polley

Brian Kynoch

Imperial Metals Corporation – Huckleberry

Bill Bennett

Kutcho Copper Corp.

Jason Courneyea


Michael Goehring

Mining Association of BC

John Davidson

Mining Suppliers Association of BC

Nat Adams

Newcrest Mining Limited – Red Chris

Greg Norton

Newcrest Mining Limited – Brucejack Mine

John Mullally

Newmont Corporation

John Ritter

New Gold Inc.

Andy Caruso

New Moly Inc.

Scott Dunbar

Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering – University of British Columbia

Jim Harrison*

Progressive Planet Solutions Inc.

Diana Walls

Rio Tinto

Brent Murphy

Seabridge Gold Inc.

Justin Himmelright

Skeena Resources

Mike McPhie

Talisker Resources

Rob Rotzinger*

Taseko Mines Limited

Chad Pederson*

Teck Resources – HVC, Trail

Doug Brown*

Teck Resources – Coal Mountain, Fording River, Greenhills, Elkview, Line Creek

Tim Knoop

Texada Quarrying Ltd.

Maciej Sciazko

Trafigura – Myra Falls

Paul Westsells

Western Copper & Gold

Honourary Members

Gavin E. Dirom

Brian Abraham

Scott Broughton

John McManus

David Parker

Doug Horswill

Walter Segsworth

Richard Prokopanko

Our Team

President and CEO

Michael Goehring

As President and CEO of MABC, Michael Goehring brings BC’s mining sector vision, passion and decades of experience providing public affairs and strategic communications counsel to leading natural resource companies in BC and Canada. He joined MABC following a successful career as partner in the Vancouver office of Canada’s largest communications firm, where he built a strong reputation advancing challenging public policy files and delivering successful advocacy and communications campaigns.

Michael is active in the community, having recently served as vice president of the board of directors of the Vancouver Thunderbirds Minor Hockey Association and is past president of the board of directors of the Turning Point Recovery Society. He lives in Vancouver with his wife Brenda and twin boys, Christopher and Liam.

A native of British Columbia, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and pursued Graduate Studies in International Political Economy at Simon Fraser University.

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Tim McEwan

Tim McEwan is Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs with the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC).

Tim’s professional career spans more than 25 years in senior executive and advisory roles focussed on public policy and economic development.

During his time with the BC public service, Tim served as Deputy Minister of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction, and Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) and as Associate Deputy Minister of the BC Major Investments Office. Tim also served as founding Executive Director of the BC Progress Board which was mandated to benchmark BC’s economic, environmental, and social performance and to provide strategic advice to the Premier of British Columbia.

As President and CEO of Initiatives Prince George Development Corporation – the economic development authority for Prince George, BC – Tim led efforts to advance the city’s critical role as the centre of northern BC’s globally-connected, knowledge-based, resource economy.

Prior to his current role with MABC, Tim was Senior Vice President, Policy & Stakeholder Engagement with the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association. Early in his career, he served as Director, Programs & Policy with the Business Council of BC, and had a key leadership role in the landmark multi-association BC Business Summit initiative.

Tim has served as a member of the Deputy Ministers Council of BC and the Board of Governors of the Business Council of BC, along with numerous other government and non-profit organizations.

Tim holds a B.A and an M.P.A. from the University of Victoria, and lives with his wife Cynthia McEwan in Tsawwassen, BC.

President and CEO, MSABC | Strategic Advisor, MABC

Alec Morrison

Alec is responsible for managing supplier-related policy issues and coordinating joint-initiatives between MABC and the Mining Suppliers Association of BC (MSABC).

He represents MABC on the Executive of the Association of Major Power Customers (AMPC) and is responsible for electricity policy development at MABC. He is also responsible for MSABC Public Relations and Government Relations initiatives, under the direction of the MSABC Board and Executive.

Alec has over 14 years of experience in mining and advocacy. Prior to joining MABC in 2011 he worked for two years with the Mining Association of Canada and for five years as a Legislative Assistant to Members of Parliament in Ottawa.

Alec holds an MA in history from the University of Ottawa as well as a B.Ed and BA in political science from St. Thomas University. He resides in Vancouver with his wife and two children.

Director, Communications

Jayne Czarnocki

Jayne is a corporate affairs and communications professional with over 15 years' international experience in Canada and the U.K. She has worked for global PR agencies as well as providing in-house public relations counsel for organizations in the natural resource, energy and financial sectors. She is a strategic communications leader, a team player and problem solver specializing in content strategy, media relations, proactive and reactive messaging, public affairs, issues management, crisis communications and digital media.

As director of communications for MABC, Jayne works closely with MABC’s President and CEO to lead and deliver creative and proactive strategic communication solutions.

Prior to joining MABC, Jayne managed corporate affairs and communications for a major infrastructure natural resource project in British Columbia. During her time on the project, she managed government relations, where she developed and executed strategic programming to engage with key stakeholders as well as media relations, advertising, sponsorships and provided strategic communications counsel to the executive leadership team.

Jayne holds a B.A. Honours Degree in International Business & Modern Languages from Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow and is also chartered with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

She lives in Vancouver with her husband and two children.