Discover, Develop, Operate

Executive Officers

Brian Kynoch, P.Eng. | President
Brian 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. Brian 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.
Darb Dhillon, CPA, CA | Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
Darb was appointed Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary in July 2020, prior to which he was Vice President Finance since 2017. Before joining the Imperial team, Darb was Director of Finance for Newmarket Gold Inc. until its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold. Darb is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 10 years of financial planning and strategy, treasury, accounting and M&A analysis experience. He has held finance and accounting roles with Jemi Fibre, SNC Lavalin, Exeter Resources and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Don Parsons | Chief Operating Officer
Don was involved with the Mount Polley mine development and operations from 1996-2001, and rejoined Imperial in 2005. Prior, Don was President and General Manager of Tercon Enterprises, Fort McMurray, and he held senior mine operating positions with Homestake Mining Company and Westar Mining.
Randall Thompson | Vice President Operations
Randall was appointed Vice President Operations in 2018, and he was Mine General Manager at Red Chris from November 2018 to August 2019. Randall held various positions at Huckleberry Mines Ltd. between 2012-2017, as well as President 2016-2017. He was instrumental in the implementation of the Huckleberry Main zone optimization plan (extending the mine life), and the permitting and construction of the second tailings storage facility (TMF3). Prior to 2012, Randall was Chief Operating Officer for JDS Silver Inc., Project Director of the Jabal Sayid Mine for Equinox Minerals Limited, and Minto Mine General Manager for Sherwood Copper Corp.
Jim Miller-Tait, P.Geo. | Vice President Exploration
Jim has worked in exploration, development and mining of various deposits within North America for over 30 years. He joined Imperial in 2009 as Exploration Manager, and was appointed Vice President Exploration in 2018. Prior, Jim was Vice President Exploration with Selkirk Metals and Cross Lake Minerals.
Sheila Colwill, BA | Vice President Marketing
Sheila was appointed Vice President Marketing in September 2017. She has over 20 years in managing and administering commodity sales and logistics. Sheila joined Imperial in 1995 with the merger of Imperial and Bethlehem Resources.
Update Jul | 2020