Geoscience BC Appoints Two New Directors to the Board

October 7, 2013 - Geoscience BC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Molinski and Mr. Robin Archdekin to its Board.

David Molinski is responsible for Policy and External Affairs on the Kitimat LNG project with Chevron Canada. David has extensive experience in energy economics and policy in the public sector. From 2003 to 2006, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister of Oil and Gas with the BC Government. Following this, he managed a consulting company that worked broadly across the energy sector in British Columbia until 2012. David graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) in 1990 and obtained a Master of Natural Resources Management from the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba in 1997. He joined Chevron Canada in January 2013.

Geoscience BC's new President and CEO, Robin Archdekin, also joins the Board following his appointment on October 1, 2013. Through his former role as Director Environment & Public Affairs, Western Canada for Lafarge, Robin brings a wealth of technical and policy experience with sustainability strategies, related aspects of government relations and program development in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Prior to joining Lafarge, Robin managed a consulting business and worked for Canada Forest Products in operations and at a corporate level managing and developing policies, strategies and programs to meet forest certification requirements. Robin graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1985.

The new directors join the following continuing Directors: John Thompson, PetraScience Consultants Inc. and Chair of the Board; Michael Cathro, Principal of Cathro Resources Corp. and Vice President of Exploration for Virginia Energy Resources Inc. and Anthem Resources Inc.; David Caulfield, Vice-Chair of the Board and co-Chairman and Director of Business Development of Kiska Metals Corporation; Richard Dunn, Vice President, Regulatory and Government Relations Canadian Division, Encana; Geoff Freer, principal of Firth Group; James Gray, partner of De Visser Gray Chartered Accountants LLP; Calvin Helin, a member of the Tsimshian Nation, President and CEO of Eagle Group of Companies, LLC and Orca Spirit Publishing & Communications Inc. and President of the Native Investment and Trade Association; Stephanie Killam, Mayor of the District of Mackenzie; Brian Kynoch, President of Imperial Metals Corporation; and, David Taylor, Executive Vice President, Exploration and Business Development, Parex Resources Inc.

Two Directors are leaving the Board at this time. Tony Fogarassy, a Vancouver-based energy and natural resources lawyer and principal of Dunbar Law Corporation, has completed two three-year terms as a Director and is stepping down from the Board. 'Lyn Anglin, as former President & CEO of Geoscience BC, served on the Board as a Director since January 2006. Geoscience BC would like to extend a warm thank you for their dedicated service to the Board and also acknowledges the leadership and enormous contributions made by 'Lyn Anglin as CEO and President of Geoscience BC.

"The Board of Geoscience BC plays an essential role in guiding the evolution of this first-class organization, which continues to develop and deliver programs that attract mining and oil & gas investment to British Columbia with related jobs and broad benefits across the Province. We express our gratitude to outgoing directors Tony Fogarassy and 'Lyn Anglin for their efforts on behalf of Geoscience BC and welcome the appointments of Dave Molinski and Robin Archdekin, who through their experience bring new dimensions to our Board" said Dr. John Thompson, Chair of the Board of Geoscience BC.

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Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused not-for-profit society. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and distribution of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC is funded through grants from the Provincial Government and works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC.

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