Kelly Earle and Vincent Metcalfe.
The winners of the Young Mining Professionals’ (YMP) Eira Thomas and Peter Munk Awards for 2023 are Kelly Earle of Vancouver and Vincent Metcalfe of Montreal.
The YMP awards recognize two mining professionals under the age of 40, who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills and innovative thinking for their companies and shareholders.
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The awards will be presented to Kelly and Vincent at the YMP Awards Cocktail Reception on Saturday, March 4, 5 pm, at the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto as the kick-off event for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s 2023 Mineral Exploration and Mining Convention, which takes place from March 5 to 8 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Tickets for the awards ceremony and reception are available here.
Nominees from a public submissions process were judged by a panel of representatives from YMP chapters in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Sudbury, London (U.K.), Perth, Brisbane, Arizona, Switzerland and by The Northern Miner.
Sponsoring the awards this year are Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE: GOLD), Cassels, Rio Tinto (ASX, LSE: RIO), KPMG and The Northern Miner.
Kelly Earle, the 2023 Eira Thomas Award winner, is an investor relations and corporate development professional with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia. Originally from Waterloo, Ont., Kelly operates her own company in Vancouver, K. Earle Consulting, providing a wide range of services to junior mining companies. She also spent seven years working for Skeena Resources (TSX: SKE; NYSE: SKE) as senior vice-president of corporate development and played a key role in advancing the company’s revival of the Eskay Creek gold and silver mine in B.C.’s Golden Triangle.
Kelly always knew she wanted to pursue a career in the sciences but began her university studies in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Guelph in Ontario.