Bruce K. McKnight, M.Sc., P. Eng., MBA, FCIM

Bruce is a seasoned mining executive whose experience ranges from exploration, through development to operating environments with particular focus on public consultation/negotiation, media relations, investor and public relations and project valuations.

As Executive Director, he raised the profile and professionalism of the BC &Yukon Chamber of Mines (renamed Association for Mineral Exploration BC) during a period of relative down turn in BC’s mining industry.

As a Senior Executive with Westmin Resources Limited, Bruce played a major role in financing and developing three mines in BC and one in Chile. He was the chief negotiator on the first BC Government initiated land planning negotiation (CORE Process) for Vancouver Island and participated nationally in a similar role on the Land Access Issue Group of the Whitehorse Mining Initiative.

Bruce worked closely with the Ross River Dena Council to develop a community-based mining strategy and assisted them in negotiations with several mining companies. He similarly worked with McLeod Lake Indian Band and Osoyoos Indian Band on negotiations with respect to Resource Revenue Sharing.

Bruce is currently involved with many projects that utilize his diverse skills, wide experience, solid reputation and extensive contacts within mining related private and public sectors.