AMC congratulates Felicia Mackenzie, Francis (Frank) McCann, and Bryan Pullman on their new roles.
We thank Mike Sandy, who has stepped down from the AMC Board, for his service over many years. His retirement has provided an opportunity to strengthen the age, gender, geographic location and knowledge, and skills diversity on the Board, and Felicia Mackenzie has consequently been appointed to the AMC Board.
Frank has been appointed general manager of AMC’s office in Toronto, which, like our other offices, is going through an exciting period of expansion. We thank Mort Shannon, General Manager – Vancouver, for his work in managing both of our Canadian offices, and we look forward to the enhanced service that Frank can provide to our clients in eastern Canada and beyond.
Bryan has taken over the role of general manager of AMC’s office in Maidenhead, the UK. We thank Anthony de Veth for his work and dedication as general manager for the past two years and look forward to a bright future for our team in the UK under Bryan’s management.
Director / General Manager, Corporate Development
Felicia is a senior risk manager with more than 15 years’ broad experience across strategy, marketing, business development, and commercial risk management. She has been with AMC for more than eleven years during which time she has managed the company’s Commercial Department as well as, more recently, the Corporate Development Department.
Felicia is an effective adviser to senior management teams and boards, providing leadership and direction on strategic priorities and risks. She is recognized for her communication, presentation and leadership abilities, excelling at tasks that require considered management of stakeholder interests to achieve alignment with business objectives. In her current role as General Manager Corporate Development, she has been in charge of the implementation of corporate development and growth strategies, ensuring commercial risks, insurance requirements and tax exposures are understood and addressed. Felicia has also helped prioritize and develop business cases for areas for investment in new products and emerging geographic markets, as well as coordinating the global and regional marketing strategies.
General Manager, Toronto/ Principal Mining Engineer
Francis (Frank) possesses extensive international experience across the Americas in open-pit strategic mine planning development and execution. He has strong technical and analytical abilities combined with a solid business acumen and an innovative mind. With more than 25 years of experience, Frank has strong technical and analytical abilities and is a successful leader in the recruitment and development of professionals to form high-functioning teams working within multi-disciplinary environments.
Prior to joining AMC in 2018, Frank was Senior Manager for Open-Pit Mining at Barrick Gold Corporation where he provided technical support to global operations and governance functions for the corporate office. From 1997 to 2016 he held a series of positions with Barrick in Chile and Peru, including Senior Regional Manager from 2013 to 2016. In these roles he was tasked with the creation and development of a regional mine planning and geological modelling team that focused on optimization of mine designs and life-of-mine plans across the South America Region and consisted of three large open-pit gold mines and one large open-pit copper mine.
General Manager, Maidenhead/ Principal Mining Engineer
Bryan is a mining engineer with more than 17 years of experience in many facets of underground and open-pit mining operations and projects. His technical expertise is in the evaluation, design, and scheduling of underground and open-pit mines, developing and analyzing financial models of projects and operations.
He has undertaken and managed mining, geotechnical, and infrastructure studies at all levels of feasibility and completed reviews and audits of mining operations. Bryan’s mine engineering proficiency is in mining methods, equipment and systems productivity, mine design, scheduling, and mining geotechnical. He has extensive experience with strategic planning, risk assessment, and financial analyses. In addition, he is experienced at determining production rates, cut-off grades, and Net Smelter Return calculations. Bryan is also well practised at estimating capital and operating costs, generating project cashflow models, and identifying the key variables for sensitivity analyses for many commodities. Bryan is a Qualified Person and Competent Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, JORC, and the other CRIRSCO reporting codes and standards.