About Us


Ronald Thiessen

President, 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.

Mark Peters

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Peters is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who has more than 18 years of experience in the areas of financial reporting and taxation, working primarily with Canadian and US public corporations. He is an experienced Chief Financial Officer, having served as CFO for Hunter Dickinson Services Inc. ("HDI") since 2016 and a TSX Venture-listed company since 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Peters led the tax department for the HDI group of companies. Before joining HDI in 2007, Mr. Peters worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the both the audit and tax groups.

Bruce Jenkins

Executive Vice President Environment and Sustainability

Bruce Jenkins is a corporate and environmental science executive with more than 40 years of experience in project and corporate management. Mr. Jenkins oversees environmental affairs and sustainable development for Northern Dynasty. He is also Executive Vice President, Environment and Sustainability for Hunter Dickinson Inc.

Adam Chodos

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Adam Chodos is a senior executive with over 19 years of experience in Corporate Development and Investment Banking advisory. Mr. Chodos was most recently a Director of Corporate Development for Teck Resources and, prior to that, was a Group Executive with Newmont’s Corporate Development team. Before joining Newmont, Mr. Chodos spent nine years as an Investment Banker with J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., in New York, specializing in the Natural Resources sector.  He had a significant role in over US$28 billion of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and capital markets transactions.  Mr. Chodos has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.  He is also Executive Vice President, Corporate Development for Hunter Dickinson Services Inc.

Stephen Hodgson

Vice President, Engineering

Stephen Hodgson is a professional engineer (P.Eng.) with more than 45 years of experience in consulting, project management, feasibility-level design and implementation, and mine operations at some of the largest mineral development projects in the world, including Pine Point zinc mine in the Northwest Territories, the Red Dog zinc mine in Alaska, Antamina in Peru, and the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia.  He brings a unique perspective to the Pebble team with his experience at northern and Arctic mines.  He has led the Northern Dynasty engineering team since 2005.  

Trevor Thomas

Company Secretary

Trevor Thomas is the company secretary to Northern Dynasty Minerals. Mr. Thomas has practiced in the areas of corporate commercial, corporate finance, securities and mining law since 1995, in private practice environment as well as in-house positions and is currently in-house General Counsel for Hunter Dickinson Inc.

Mike Westerlund

Vice President, Investor Relations

Mike Westerlund is a seasoned investor relations executive with over 20 years' experience in the North American metals and mining industry.  Most recently, Mr. Westerlund was Vice President, Investor Relations with Hecla Mining Company, a US$3 billion NYSE-listed precious metals company with five operating mines in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, where he directed the investor relations department for eight years.  Previously, Mr. Westerlund worked with a series of mineral exploration and mining firms with development stage and operating assets throughout North America.

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