Tom is from North West River in Labrador and is the Chairman of Baffinland Iron Mines, Ltd. The company recently developed Canada’s newest and most northerly iron ore mine, the Mary River Project, located on Baffin Island in the Qikiqtaaluk region of Nunavut. The operation began shipping ore to market in the fall of 2015 and he is now focused on the company’s growth.
Tom’s experience in building and operating projects in Canada’s north has involved successfully reconciling the commercial interests of developers with the rights of indigenous peoples and strict environmental performance standards. He is the founding Chairman of the Arctic Economic Council, an Honorary Captain in the Royal Canadian Navy, a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, an ArcticNet board member and an ardent supporter of the Arctic Inspiration Prize.