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.


  • Andy Wurst* (Chair)
    Barrick Gold Corp.
  • Alex Neufeld* (Vice Chair)
    Anglo American
  • Andrew Davies* (Past Chair)
    Teck Resources Limited
  • Bruce McDonald*
    ALS Global
  • Philippe Tortell*
  • Sally Goodman*
    Newmont Corporation
  • Tim Baker*
    Independent Director
  • 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.

  • Sally Goodman
  • Alastair Still
  • Maryse Belanger


  • Chris Emerson
  • Abraham Escalante

Newmont Mining Corporation

  • Mary Doherty


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

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