Prof. John Thompson
- PetraScience Consultants Inc.
Prof. Thompson is a consultant at PetraScience Consultants Inc, where he consults on exploration, mining, and sustainability. He is also Honorary Professor of Sustainable Resources at the University of Bristol, Technical and Business Adviser at KoBold Metals, and a board member at MineSense Technologies. Previously, he has been the Wold Professor of Environmental Balance for Human Sustainability at Cornell University. He has worked in the mining industry and related research for over 35 years, serving as Chief Geoscientist and Vice President of Technology and Development for Teck Resources, and Director of the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia. Prof. Thompson has extensive experience in diverse leadership roles in many organisations, and has served as Chair on numerous boards including Resources for Future Generations (2018), Genome BC, Geoscience BC, and the Canada Mining Innovation Council. He has been a member of two councils for the World Economic Forum and participates in advisory groups for clean technology and sustainability.