Patricia Mohr is the former vice-president, economics and commodity market specialist at Scotiabank’s executive offices in Toronto. She worked closely with corporate & investment banking and with global risk management, preparing the metal and oil & gas price forecasts for credit evaluations at The Scotiabank Group, one of the world’s great mining banks.
Mohr developed the ‘Scotiabank Commodity Price Index’ – the first index designed to measure price trends for Canadian commodities in export markets, and for many years, wrote a widely-read commodity market report. She presented to mining clients at home and abroad and is a frequent speaker at conferences across Canada and in Chile, Peru, Mexico and China.
Prior to joining Scotiabank, Mohr spent a number of years with Alberta Energy Co. Ltd. in Calgary (later EnCana Corp.) and with CP Ships and Canadian Pacific Bermuda in London as Corporate Economist. She began her career as a mineral economist with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in Ottawa and was privileged to work with Dr. Robert Elver. She holds an Honours B.A. degree and an M.A. degree in economics from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is on the board of directors of ERA, CRIBE and Alumni UBC.
Reno Pressacco is a principal geologist with RPA (now part of SLR Consulting). He holds a Master’s degree in mineral exploration from McGill University and has over 30 years of experience. Beginning his career as an exploration geologist, he developed a keen interest in mineral deposits, mineral economics and Mineral Resource estimation. This resulted in his playing an important role in demonstrating the economic potential of the Matachewan gold deposit located in northeastern Ontario in the mid-1990’s. His career has since progressed through roles in production environments and has included executive roles with mid-tier and junior mining companies. Since 2003 he has been providing consulting services for Mineral Resource estimation in relation to a large number of both domestic and international mineral deposits.
Pressacco is currently an active member of the CIM Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Committee with a focus on best practices as well as the PDAC Technical Session Organizing Committee.