Kutcho Copper Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Craig (MSc. 1991) as Vice President of Community & Environment.
As a highly-respected professional geoscientist, Ms. Craig has worked in British Columbia and Yukon for over 25 years on projects from the exploration and development stage to construction, production and mine closure. Ms. Craig's experience includes work with publicly-listed mining companies, Territorial and Federal Governments, First Nations and industry associations.
Ms. Craig successfully led the Environmental Assessment process for NovaGold's Galore Creek project in 2006 and played a key role in establishing the Participation Agreement with the Tahltan Nation. She was co-recipient of the inaugural 2007 Robert R. Hedley Award, presented by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia ("AME"), for her "excellence in social and environmental responsibility" on the Galore Creek project. From 2013 to 2016, Ms. Craig was the Director of Government and Community Relations for Aurico Gold as the Kemess Underground Project entered the Environmental Assessment Process. Ms. Craig first collaborated with a First Nation to implement a Socio-Economic Accord related to a mining project in Yukon in 1995, one of the first of these types of agreements in Canada.
In 2016, Ms. Craig was recognized by AME for her "exceptional meritorious service to the Mineral Exploration Community" with the Gold Pan Award. She has served as the Chair of AME Mineral Exploration Roundup, as well as a Board Member of AME, and is currently a Director of Yukon Energy Corporation and President of the Yukon Chamber of Mines. She has received a number of awards recognizing her contributions toward environmental stewardship and sustainable development, and was the recipient of the 2017 Canadian Women in Mining Trailblazer award.