Keith N. Spence

Keith N. Spence (SME)

AIME Mineral Economics Award in 2021

In recognition of his years of dedication and outstanding contributions to establishing consistent, recognized standards for mineral project valuation

Keith Spence is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Canadian mining valuation standards (CIMVAL) which is referenced by the Toronto, Hong Kong and the Singapore Stock Exchanges. He is also a Founding executive of the International mining valuation standards (IMVAL).He has advised Chinese authorities during the development of Chinese national mining valuation standards. He has also presented and written extensively on mining valuation.

Mr Spence held investment banking positions at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Bank of Montreal (BMO) and was also President of a foreign-joint venture mining company in western China. As a Geologist, he has worked in the Canadian North, China and internationally.

He is on the Board of PDAC, and was on the Board of Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (CIM). He received the CIM Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award for outstanding contributions to mineral economics; and was made a CIM Fellow. He also received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal Award for contributions to Canada. He has a Hons.BSc. Geology, MBA from Ivey School of Business and graduated from the Global Management Program at Harvard University.