Title: Mining Lead, Western Canada
Office: Vancouver, British Columbia
Katherine Gizikoff is a mining professional with over 30 years of experience in mining related to environmental assessment and permitting, closure planning, environmental management and community engagement. She has extensive experience working with regulators, facilitating multi-stakeholder forums, consultation with First Nations, and collaborating with all groups to ensure issues arising with complex projects are avoided or addressed effectively and timely. Katherine was previously the Director of Environment and Government Affairs at Taseko Mines, and was involved on high-profile projects including Gibraltar, Prosperity, Aley, Harmony, and Florence.
Katherine is experienced in leading multi-disciplinary consulting and engineering teams through regulatory processes from initial phases of project descriptions and baseline studies through environmental assessments for new projects and major expansions for operating mines. She is also well-versed in land use and water management planning processes, working with conservation organizations and facilitating groups related to wildlife recovery strategies.
Katherine has been involved with many professional associations including the BC Institute of Agrologists, Fraser Basin Council, Canadian Institute of Mining, Mining Association of Canada, and the Association of Mineral Exploration. Katherine is located in both Kamloops and Vancouver.