Tom is from North West River in Labrador and is the Chairman of Baffinland Iron Mines, Ltd. The company operates 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 producing iron ore in 2015 and Tom 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 Geographic Society, an ArcticNet Board member and sits on the Advisory Council of the newly formed Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition.