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.
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.
Darb Dhillon, CPA, CA | Vice President Finance
Darb Dhillon was appointed Vice President Finance 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.
Randall Thompson | Vice President Operations
Randall was appointed Vice President Operations in July 2018, and Red Chris Mine General Manager in November 2018. Commencing in 2012 Randall held various roles of increasing responsibility at Huckleberry Mines Ltd., including President from September 2016 until his departure mid-2017. Randall was instrumental in implementation of the Huckleberry Main Zone Optimization plan which extended the mine life, and the permitting and construction of TMF3 (the second tailings storage facility on the site). Randall has also held positions at JDS Silver Inc. as Chief Operating Officer, Equinox Minerals Limited as Project Director of the Jabal Sayid Mine, and Sherwood Copper Corp. as Mine General Manager of the Minto Mine.
Jim Miller-Tait, P.Geo. | Vice President Exploration
Jim was appointed Vice President 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 Vice President 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 Jan | 2019