Dr Kenneth Thomas has over 45 years of mining industry experience in project development, construction and operations. He is also an experienced public company director. He was senior vice president of projects at Kinross Gold Corporation and global managing director and board director of Hatch, a leading international engineering and construction firm. From 1987 to 2001, Dr Thomas served in progressively senior roles at Barrick Gold Corporation to including as senior vice president of technical services. Prior to Barrick Gold Corporation, he worked for 10 years in Zambia and South Africa with Anglo American Corporation. Dr Thomas has a Doctorate in Technical Sciences (Project Implementation) from Delft University of Technology and in 2001, he was awarded the Selwyn G Blaylock Medal by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) for advancements in mining internationally. He is also a Fellow and Past President of the CIM.