President, BWB Consulting Services Inc.
Brian is a Professional Mining Engineer and Project Manager with over 30 years of progressive experience on 3 continents. Upon graduation from Queen’s University at Kingston, Brian gained operational experience as a miner and shift boss in the Witwatersrand gold mining district of South Africa. He developed a technical specialization in rock mechanics and further advanced this skill set on his return to Canada to work with Inco Ltd (now Vale.) During some 20 years with Vale he continued to expand his technical experiences into mine engineering and planning. He ultimately moved into the field of project management holding ever increasing levels of responsibility. Prior to leaving Vale he held the position of General Manager- Mining Projects with accountability for advancing and constructing all underground mining projects in Vale-Canada’s portfolio. Brian then took on an executive role in the junior gold mining sector as Vice President – Project Development with Lake Shore Gold in the historic Timmins Gold Camp. Brian is currently President of BWB Consulting Services Inc. where he provides strategic guidance to mining companies on operational efficiency, mineral deposit economics, and project evaluation. He provides expert advice and due diligence reviews in support of M&A activities. Brian actively volunteers with industry and professional organizations as well as community-based volunteer organizations. He is a member of PEO, CIM, PDAC, and PMI. He is an independent board member of CEMI and represents the board as the board liaison member of the Project Selection Committee.