Executive Chairman, IDM Mining Ltd.
AME’s The Gathering Place
In a career spanning more than 20 years Michael has worked as a founder, director and executive leading the financing, permitting and development of resource projects on four continents. He is a specialist in regulatory, permitting, and governance issues in the mining sector globally. In addition to serving as Executive Chairman of IDM, Michael is the Founder and CEO of Falkirk Resource Consultants Ltd. and Managing Director of JDS Gold Ltd.
Prior to this, Michael was CEO of Curis Resources Ltd., a copper development company that was taken over in 2014. Michael also served as a Director and Executive Vice President of Exeter Resource Corporation, CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia and a Policy Director with Canada’s Department of Natural Resources. Michael is a Director of Independence Gold, recent past Chair of the Board of the Association for Mineral Exploration BC (AMEBC) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Simon Fraser University, a Masters of Science degree from Royal Roads University and is a registered Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP). He is a strong advocate for responsible development, sustainability and good practice in business globally.