Discover, Develop, Operate

Executive Officers

Brian Kynoch P.Eng. | President
Brian was appointed President in 2003. He has been involved in exploration, permitting, development, commissioning, operation and reclamation of numerous mines and mineral properties including Red Chris, Mount Polley, Huckleberry, Sterling, Nickel Plate, Goldstream and Castle Mountain mines. In 1995, as President of Bethlehem Resources Corporation, Brian negotiated the merger between Imperial and Bethlehem. As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, he brought a strong technical discipline in planning, design and execution of projects to the Imperial team. He was awarded the E.A. Scholz Medal (2007) for outstanding contribution to the development and sustainability of mines in British Columbia. Brian is a Civil Engineer (B.Ap.Sc. UBC) and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of BC and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Andre Deepwell CPA, CA | Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
Andre has extensive experience encompassing all aspects of debt and equity mining finance, taxation and financial reporting ranging from grassroots exploration to mine development and production.
Don Parsons | Chief Operating Officer
Don had been involved with the Mount Polley mine development and operating team from 1996-2001, and returned to join the Imperial team in 2005 as VP Operations. Don was President and General Manager for Tercon Enterprises, Fort McMurray, and also held senior mine operating positions with Homestake Mining Company and Westar Mining.
Dr. C.D. ('Lyn) Anglin PhD., PGeo | Chief Scientific Officer
‘Lyn joined the Imperial team in 2015 . Her extensive experience in geoscience research and engagement with the public will guide research activities and studies of the impact of the tailings breach at the Mount Polley mine. ‘Lyn was the inaugural President and CEO of Geoscience BC responsible for providing overall leadership and conducting applied geoscience work to attract exploration and development investment to British Columbia. ‘Lyn has held various positions with the federal government, including Associate Director of the Pacific Division of the Geological Survey of Canada in Natural Resources Canada.
Steve Robertson P.Geo. | Vice President Corporate Affairs
Steve was appointed VP Corporate Affairs in 2013. His responsibilities encompass liaison with government, aboriginal affairs, community relations and corporate communications. Steve joined Imperial in 1995 with the merger of Imperial and Bethlehem. He was the Exploration Manager responsible for the exploration programs at the Red Chris, Mount Polley, Silvertip and Giant Copper projects.
Gordon Keevil B.Sc. Hons | Vice President Corporate Development
Gordon joined Imperial with the merger of Selkirk Metals in 2009. For over 40 years his career has focused on corporate, financial and operational management of junior listed resource based companies.
Saurabh Handa CPA, CA | Vice President Finance
Saurabh joined Imperial in 2015 as Senior Corporate Controller, and was appointed VP Finance in February 2016. Prior to joining Imperial, Saurabh was CFO for Meryllion Resources Corp. and Yellowhead Mining Inc., and Corporate Controller for SouthGobi Resources Inc. Saurabh is a CPA, CA certified by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, and holds a Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia, and a Diploma in Computer Systems and Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Sophie Hsia LLB, BCL, LLM | General Counsel
Sophie joined Imperial in 2014 as General Counsel. She was called to the bar in Ontario in 2002, and in Alberta and British Columbia in 2006. Sophie has worked for leading international law firms in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. She is also a member of the Advisory Council for the British Columbia Centre of Training Excellence in Mining.
Update Aug | 2016