John Thomas

After obtaining a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester, John has spent 46 years working in the mining industry, in a wide range of mining projects. As well as more than 20 years working in Latin America, 4 years in Zambia and 10 years in Canada, some 8 years have been spent working in Russia and Kazakhstan on a range of projects.

Work has included process development, engineering, construction management and operations management for a wide range of metals, including copper, gold and silver, nickel, cobalt, manganese and tin. John is a registered professional engineer in the province of British Columbia where he lives.