Past President of CIM (2010-2011)
Chris Twigge-Molecey came from the UK to complete a Ph.D. in fluid mechanics at the University of Toronto. On graduation he joined Hatch where he has worked for 49 years.
For the initial 25 years he worked in technical studies, R&D programs and design and commissioning of major metallurgical facilities. He then started up Hatch in Russia, Chile, Peru, grew China operations and was responsible for development, global marketing and sales of Hatch technologies.
He became a Global Managing Director and board member responsible for China, Sustainability and Knowledge Management.
He is Past President of both CIM and MetSoc, a board member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, a recipient of the AIME Mineral Economics Award, a past director of the Canada-China Business Council, Canadian Mining Innovation Council and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
He served on Federal Government advisory boards and has over 80 publications and six patents.
Dr. Peter Calder
Born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Dr. Peter N. Calder served five years in the Canadian Armed Forces prior to entering St. Francis Xavier University in 1958. In 1963 he graduated from NSTC (now Dalhousie University) with a degree in mining engineering, and joined the Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador City, becoming mine superintendent two years later.
Dr. Calder attended McGill University after being awarded a Canadian Mineral Industry Foundation scholarship and received a post-graduate diploma prior to attending Queen’s University where he received an M.Sc. and PhD degrees in mining engineering. He joined the faculty of the Queen’s Mining Engineering Department in 1970 and was head of that department from 1980 to 1990. Upon retiring as a regular faculty member in 1997, he was honoured by being designated as a Queen’s Emeritus Professor. At the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile from 1997 to 2001, he served as the first Canadian Mining Chair, and full professor within the Faculty of Engineering’s Mining Department.