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, Ph.D., P.Geo. | Chief Scientific Officer & Vice President Environmental Affairs

‘Lyn joined Imperial in September 2014 as Chief Scientific Officer, and was appointed Vice President Environmental Affairs in April 2017. 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. She 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. ‘Lyn currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for AME.

Sophie Hsia, LLB, BCL, LLM | General Counsel & Vice President Risk
Sophie joined Imperial in 2014 as Corporate Legal Counsel, and was appointed General Counsel in March 2015 and Vice President Risk in March 2017. 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.
Darb Dhillon, CPA, CA | Vice President Finance
Darb Dhillon was appointed VP Finance of Imperial Metals in April 2017. Before joining Imperial Metals, Darb was Director of Finance at Newmarket Gold Inc. until it was acquired by Kirkland Lake Gold in December 2016. Darb is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 10 years of financial planning and strategy, treasury, accounting and M&A analysis experience. Prior to joining Newmarket Gold, he held finance and accounting roles with Jemi Fibre, SNC Lavalin, Exeter Resources and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Darb received his Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Saskatchewan and his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria.
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.
Jim Miller-Tait, P.Geo. | Vice President Exploration
Jim was appointed VP Exploration in September 2017. He held the position of Exploration Manager since joining Imperial in 2009. Jim was VP Exploration for Selkirk Metals from 2005-2009, and for Cross Lake Minerals from 1998-2005. Jim has spent his 30+ year career in exploration, development and mining of various deposits within North America.
Sheila Colwill, BA | Vice President Marketing
Sheila was appointed VP Marketing in September 2017. She has more than 20 years experience in managing and administering commodity sales and logistics. Sheila joined Imperial in 1995 with the merger of Imperial and Bethlehem Resources, and has held various roles of increasing responsibility including the position of Marketing Manager since 2011.
Update Feb | 2018