Executive Committee

  David McLelland
Chair, AME BC
Regional Representative (Vancouver Island)
Auracle Geospatial Science
Based in Qualicum Beach, David prospects Vancouver Island and throughout BC for metals and industrial minerals. David operates Auracle Geospatial Science Inc., a remote sensing and geospatial intelligence company that provides.... More+
    Sam Adkins
Vice Chair, AME BC
Sam Adkins is a lawyer in the Vancouver office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP. His practice is in the area of general corporate and commercial law... More+

Diane Nicolson
Vice Chair, AME BC
Amarc Resources Ltd.
Diane is Executive Vice President of Amarc Resources Ltd., a Hunter Dickinson affiliated company. After completing a PhD on gold enriched volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits... More+


Kendra Johnston
Director, AME BC
Independence Gold
Kendra is a Project Geologist with Independence Gold Corp., a Vancouver based exploration company.  Prior to her time with Independence, she was the Investor Relations Manager and a Geologist for Atna Resources, and worked as a Geological Assistant with the BC Geological Survey...More+



Gavin C. Dirom
President & Chief Executive Officer
Gavin joined AME BC in late 2008. He brings over 20 years of mineral exploration and mining industry experience, with a focus on project permitting, safety, environmental management and sustainable mineral development in British Columbia. More+


Rick Conte
Rick Conte joined the AME BC team as Vice President, Technical and Regulatory Affairs as of June 1, 2010. Rick was the Executive Director with Mineral Titles Branch, a part of the provincial Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources since 2002. More+


Jim Gray
Treasurer (Ex-Officio), AME BC
DeVisserGray LLP
Since 2001 Jim has been a partner of De Visser Gray LLP, a public accounting practice based in Vancouver which he initially joined as a staff member in 1997. More+


Michael R. J. McPhie
Director and Past Chair, AME BC
Curis Resources Ltd.
Michael has many years of experience at senior levels within the Canadian natural resource sector. Previous to joining Curis Resources Ltd., Michael was a director and Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development with Exeter Resource Corporation and... More+


Scott Weston
Director, AME BC
Scott leads the growth and development of the mining business at Hemmera as a business leader in environmental consulting. He has a bachelor of science degree from UBC in physical geography and geology... More+