Thomas P. Hynes

Mr. Hynes is the former Executive Director of the Canada Mining Innovation Council.  He has extensive experience in the Canadian mining industry as a government regulator, in industry operations and in research.  Mr. Hynes was Director General of Natural Resources Canada’s Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, the largest mining research laboratory in Canada.  He was previously the Vice President of Environmental Stewardship for the International Council for Metals and the Environment (the forerunner to the International Council on Metals and Mining) and co-led the Secretariat for the stakeholder group that drafted the Cyanide Code.  Mr. Hynes holds a Master of Science degree in environmental biology from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Science degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland.