MDRU Board of Directors

The MDRU BoD comprises representatives of each of its Foundation Members, representatives from UBC, and has three Independent Directors. The Board;

  • Provides direction to MDRU’s operations and strategies to ensure they are aligned with joint industry-UBC interests
  • Contributes to determining MDRU’s strategic directions and priorities, as well as ensuring its financial viability
  • Provides guidance to operations through the MDRU Director, who reports directly to the Board

An Executive Committee is responsible for MDRU’s operations and administration. The Board can strike committees or add Independent Directors, as required. The MDRU Director reports to the Board.


  • Alex Neufeld* (Chair)
    Anglo American
  • Sally Goodman* (Vice Chair)
    Newmont Corporation
  • Andy Wurst* (Past Chair)
    Barrick Gold Corp.
  • Murray Allan*
    Teck Resources Limited
  • Tim Baker*
    Eldorado Gold Corporation
  • Meigan Aronson
    UBC Science
  • Anthony Harris*
  • Alistair McCready*
    Rio Tinto
  • Bruce McDonald*
    ALS Global
  • Philippe Tortell*
  • Shaun Barker*

*Executive Committee


Our Founders

  • Peter Bradshaw
  • John McDonald
  • Alastair Sinclair

Past Board Members

Anglo American

  • Robert Peter
  • Graham Brown
  • David Fincham


  • Graeme Davis
  • Ross Sherlock

KGHM International Ltd.

  • Brad McKinley

Goldcorp Inc.

  • Alastair Still
  • Maryse Belanger


  • Chris Emerson
  • Abraham Escalante

Newmont Mining Corporation

  • Mary Doherty
  • Thomas Bissig


  • Alex Christopher
  • Andrew Davies


  • James Franklin
  • Ian Graham
  • Ron Britten
  • Neil Adshead

Read more about our Founders and Directors on the History  page.