|Patrick Reid, B.A.
Position: Chairman of the Board
Mr. Patrick Reid, former Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for the riding of Rainy River, Ontario and past-President of the Ontario Mining Association (OMA), brings more than twenty years experience as a senior executive in the mining industry to the Company.
As former Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Rainy River, Ontario (1967-1984), Patrick held various senior positions within government and opposition, including Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Finance and Revenue Critic for the Official Opposition, Member of the Select Committee on Guidelines for the Ombudsman and Advisor - Canadian Comprehensive Auditing Foundation.
Patrick retired from the OMA in 2004, after more than twenty years of service to the association, first as Executive Director (1984-1987) and subsequently as President and CEO (1987-2004). During his time with the OMA, Patrick worked to enhance the profile of the mining industry with the provincial government and promote the industry, most notably through the establishment of "Ontario Mining Week", which continues to raise public awareness of the contribution of mining to the economy and the daily lives of all Ontarians.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. In 2001, he was awarded the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) fellowship for his outstanding contribution to the Canadian Mining Industry and the CIM. Patrick currently sits of the board of several junior resource companies.