Mike Cathro’s career includes work as an exploration geologist with major and junior mining companies in Canada and overseas, and 17 years with the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources in technical and management roles. Prior to leaving government in early 2008, Mike led the team that successfully completed the aboriginal consultation, environmental review and permitting of the New Afton copper-gold project, now one of the largest underground metal mines in Canada. Mr. Cathro has served as vice president for several Jr resource companies and as Chair of Geoscience B.C. Over the years he has volunteered in various capacities with industry associations including the Kamloops Exploration Group (KEG) and the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC). Mr Cathro holds a B.Sc. (Honours, Geological Sciences) from Queen’s University and a M.Sc. (Geology) from the Colorado School of Mines.