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Ross Beaty

Geologist and resource company entrepreneur with over 47 years of experience in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. Founder and Chairman of Equinox Gold Corp., a major gold producer, he has also founded and divested a number of other public mineral resource companies including Alterra Power Corp., a clean power producer. Beaty is President of Sitka Foundation, one of Canada’s leading environmental foundations and Patron of Beaty Biodiversity Center, University of British Columbia. He is also Director of a number of environmental NGOs, including Panthera, the BC Parks Foundation and the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Former President, World Silver Institute, Washington DC. Fellow: Geological Association of Canada; Society of Economic Geologists; Canadian Institute of Mining; and Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He has received many awards and honours for business and philanthropic achievements, including the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (2018), Order of Canada (2017) and Doctor of Laws honoris causa, University of British Columbia (2018).