About Us

Board Of Directors

Robert Dickinson

Chairman

Robert Dickinson, an economic geologist with more than 40 years of mineral exploration experience who is an inductee of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, leads Northern Dynasty’s project development activities. In addition to his role as Chairman, Mr. Dickinson is a director of the Pebble Limited Partnership. He is also Chairman of Hunter Dickinson Inc.


Ron Thiessen

CEO and Director

Ronald Thiessen, a Chartered Professional Accountant (FPCA, FCA) with more than 25 years of corporate development experience, leads Northern Dynasty’s corporate development and financing activities. In addition to his role as President and CEO, Mr. Thiessen is a Director of the Pebble Limited Partnership. He is also President and CEO of Hunter Dickinson Inc.


Desmond Balakrishnan

Director

Desmond Balakrishnan is a lawyer practicing in the areas of Corporate Finance and Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, Lending, Private Equity and Gaming and Entertainment for McMillan LLP, where he has been a partner since 2004. Mr. Balakrishnan has been lead counsel on over $500 million in financing transactions and in mergers and acquisitions aggregating in excess of $1 billion. He also serves as a director and/or officer of several resource, finance and gaming firms. He holds CLA and BA from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Laws (With Distinction) from the University of Alberta.


Steven Decker

Director

Steven Decker is a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder with more than 20 years of investment experience as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager. He holds an MBA in Finance from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California where he received the Marcia Israel Award for Entrepreneurship and was a manager of the California Equity Fund.


Gordon Keep

Director

Gordon Keep is a Professional Geologist with extensive business experience in investment banking and creating public natural resource companies, Mr. Keep is CEO of Fiore Management & Advisory Corp., a private financial advisory firm. He also serves as an officer and/or director for several natural resource companies. He holds a B.Sc. in Geological Science from Queen's University and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.


David Laing

Director

David Laing is a mining engineer and executive, with 40 years' experience in mining operations, projects, engineering studies, mining finance, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development and company building. He has also held senior positions in mining investment banking and technical consulting and is currently Chief Operating Officer of Trek Mining.


Christian Milau

Director

Christian Milau is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) and mining executive, currently serving as CEO of Trek Mining, with experience in acquisition, financing, development, and operation of mines. Mr. Milau also has background in finance and capital markets, and government and stakeholder relations, including successfully negotiating with governments on various community, security, fiscal and tax matters.


Ken Pickering

Director

Ken Pickering is a Professional Engineer, mining executive and international consultant with 40 years of experience in a variety of capacities in the natural resources industry. He has led the development, construction and operation of mining projects throughout the world. These include: the Escondida Mine in Chile and several billion dollar expansion phases, the Tintaya copper operations in Peru, BHP Iron ore operations in Western Australia, the Spence copper leaching project in Northern Chile and Pinto Valley operations/Resolution project in the Western United States. Mr. Pickering is also a Director of Teck Resources and Endeavour Silver.


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