Our dedicated Board members bring their energy, special skills and knowledge of the minerals industry, and whole-hearted belief that the education of youth in school is key to building an informed society and sustaining our industry. They volunteer their time, help build connections to others in our industry, and are champions for raising funds for MineralsEd programs.
Bob Dickinson is the Chairman of the Board of Hunter Dickinson Inc. (HDI) He is been on the MREPBC Board since 2004, and Chair since 2007.
Bob is an economic geologist who has been active in mineral exploration for 50 years. He holds B.Sc. in Geology and M. Sc in Finance degrees from UBC and is one of the founders of HDI, a globally respected exploration and mine development team that has advanced mine development projects in BC and around the world.
His leadership and achievements over the course of his career have been recognized and celebrated by the mining industry: Canada's Developer of the Year in 1990; BC's Mining Person of the Year in 2000; the Pacific Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004; with the Northern Dynasty team, the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award in 2007; the A.O. Dufresne Award in 2008; Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal in 2010; and 2012 Induction with his HDI partner, the late Robert Hunter, into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Bob is well known for his efforts to help further the understanding of the importance of mining to society and of minerals in our everyday lives. A staunch advocate for Earth Science and mining education of youth in school, he has driven MREPBC’s fundraising campaigns since 2007. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Britannia Mine Museum driving and guiding the advancement of this National Historic Site as a premier education venue.
Randy Smallwood is the President and CEO of Wheaton Precious Metals Inc. He joined the MREPBC Board in 2016.
Randy's interest in geology, exploration and mining began as a young adult while working as a field assistant staking claims. He returned to school, completing first a Mining Technology diploma from BCIT and on to a degree in geological engineering from the University of British Columbia. He worked as an exploration geologist for a number of BC companies before joining Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. in 1993. He became their Director of Project Development in 2001, working through the company’s merger with Goldcorp in 2005.
Randy was involved in the founding of Wheaton Precious Metals, formerly Silver Wheaton, and in 2007 he joined Wheaton Precious Metals full time as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. In 2010, he was appointed President, and in 2011 he was appointed Wheaton Precious Metals' Chief Executive Officer.
In 2015, Randy received the British Columbia Institute of Technology Distinguished Alumni Award.
Tom Broddy is the Manager, Concentrate Logistics for Taseko Mines Ltd. He joined the MREPBC Board in 2013.
Tom grew up in Prince George, BC and chose a career in mining while in the engineering program at UBC. He graduated with a Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering degree in 1984 and began his career at Teck Resources’ Bullmoose coal mine in northeast BC. He worked in operations for 16 years, developing his operational and engineering skills to become the Superintendent of Engineering at Quintette Coal Limited. He left operations in 2000 for a career in Port Terminal Management at Vancouver Wharves and later Centerm (now DP World) in Vancouver Harbour. Mr. Broddy returned to mining in 2006 when he joined Taseko Mines Ltd.
Tom takes a leadership role in building a sustainable BC mining industry by encouraging and supporting young people beginning careers in the mining industry. He is on the Program Advisory Committees for the mining programs at BCIT and UBC. He has been instrumental in establishing and supporting the UBC and BCIT Student Branches of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, speaking to the students on the value of professional networking through CIM in career development. He also speaks to industry groups on the importance and effectiveness of hiring and mentoring young adults in the mining industry during both good economic times and bad.
In 2015 Tom was presented with the District Distinguished Service Award from CIM for his exemplary efforts to introduce students to the mining industry and CIM.
Leonie Tomlinson, ICD.D, is Executive Vice President for Hunter Dickinson Inc. She joined the MREPBC Board in 2012.
Leonie is an experienced business executive who over the course of her career has advised many private and public companies on investment structuring, corporate governance, financial reporting, HR matters and exit strategy.
Leonie is passionate about mining education of young people and the general public. She guided MREPBC's rebrand to MineralsEd in 2012, and has been instrumental in managing MineralsEd’s multi-year fundraising campaigns to ensure its ability to continue this important work with students and teachers. Leonie is also the Chair of the Britannia Mine Museum Board of Directors and has been instrumental in providing leadership during the museum’s transformation to a multi-award winning nationally recognized museum and attraction.
Patty Moore is a business development professional operating her own company, Cactus Liaison. She joined the MREPBC Board in 2011.
Patty’s entire career has focused on communications and business development. Her foray into mining began in 1995 with Kilborn Engineering, starting as a writer and ending as Marketing Manager. She joined the newly formed Vancouver office of Wardrop Engineering, now Tetra Tech, in 2005, as Manager, Business Development, and in 2010 was promoted to Director, Business Development, responsible for their global team of business development specialists. In 2014, Patty retired from Tetra Tech to revive her own consulting business, Cactus Liaison.
Patty is also Past Chair of the Mining Suppliers Association of BC, and has held many volunteer positions with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM), including Chair of the Vancouver Chapter, Vice President of the Western District, Chair of MEMO 2013 and CIM 2014, and Chair of CIM’s Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee.