AME Announces New President & CEO
Vancouver, B.C. – The Association of Mineral Exploration (AME) has announced Edie Thome as president and CEO effective June 19, 2017.
Thome’s has a varied background which includes government relations, First Nations relations, permitting, and public affairs.
Through her experiences, the AME says she’s familiar with advocacy efforts both at the provincial and federal levels and specifically, how the legislative and regulatory framework can support or hinder productive, responsible resource development within B.C. and Canada.
Most recently, Thome was Director – Environment, Permitting and Compliance, Aboriginal Relations and Public Affairs at BC Hydro, responsible for permitting and compliance, Aboriginal and public affairs for the Site C dam.
“Edie’s qualities and background demonstrate that she is capable of understanding and balancing the many aspects and interests of our industry and focusing on those matters that are most critical to our members,” said Diane Nicolson, Chair of AME.
“She has a strong commitment to building relationships through collaboration and transparency. With her experience in stakeholder engagement and government affairs as well as association management, she is well-positioned to lead AME as it continues to work with First Nations, Local communities and government in ensuring mineral discoveries can be advanced and developed into new mines, providing important economic opportunities here in B.C. and around the world.”
Thome will replace Gavin Dirom, who is stepping down after eight years on the job to pursue other opportunities.