Resource Works welcomes new board members

Resource Works board of directors has elected Mina Laudan and Richard Prokopanko to join the board of this non-profit organization dedicated to informing and fostering dialogue about responsible resource development in British Columbia.

Founding board members Geoff Plant, Doug Horswill (founding chair), and Michael Goldberg have retired from the board after completing their four-year terms.

“I would like to thank our retiring founding board members for helping build Resource Works into a credible and consistent voice contributing to a positive dialogue about responsible resource use, society, and the environment in B.C. over the last four years. In addition I welcome Mina and Richard to the team,” said Resource Works board chair John Turner.

“Our new board members bring an absolute wealth of knowledge about the resource sector as well as broad experience working in resource communities across our province. Four years ago, we founded Resource Works after identifying a need for more information and informed dialogue in B.C., and we look forward to the role our new board members will play in continuing to advance the discourse for years to come.”

Ms. Laudan is Vice-President of Public Affairs at the BC Council of Forest Industries and manages communications and for the BC Lumber Trade Council on softwood lumber trade issues. At COFI, she is responsible for public and government affairs, communications, community relations, and COFI’s Forest Education program. 

Mr. Prokopanko founded P. Richards Inc, a natural resource consulting company. He was Director of Corporate Affairs with Rio Tinto Alcan until 2015, is currently a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce, was chair of the Mining Association of BC, chair of Arts Umbrella from 2011 – 2013, and served as a long-term executive member of the Business Council of BC.

In addition to Mr. Turner, Resource Works’ board includes Greg D’Avignon, President and CEO of the Business Council of BC; Stewart Muir, Executive Director of the organization, historian, and journalist; and Philippa P. Wilshaw, an Audit Partner with KPMG’s Greater Vancouver Area Energy and Natural Resource and Industrial Markets practice.

About Resource Works:

Resource Works communicates with British Columbians about the importance of the province's resource sectors to their personal well-being. It demonstrates how responsible development of British Columbia's resources creates jobs and incomes throughout the province, both directly and indirectly, while maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

And Resource Works explores the long-term economic future of British Columbia as a place that depends on the responsible development, extraction and transportation of the province's resources.

Media contact:

Shawn Hall

Apogee Public Relations


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