Michael Winship has over 35 years’ experience in mine development, operations and corporate business. He has international experience in the operation or development of more than 25 mining operations in diverse working conditions and cultures.
Michael is currently the president of the Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy. He was a director and CEO of both Rubicon Minerals Corp. and Orvana Minerals Corp. He was the chief operating officer of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. (2010-2012), prior to its acquisition by KGHM. He has held executive level positions with HudBay Minerals, PT International Nickel Tbk and Vale Inco Limited. Prior to Vale Inco, Michael was the general manager for several Placer Dome operations including Campbell mine and Dome mine. He started his career with Cominco Ltd (now Teck).
Michael holds a bachelor's degree in mining engineering from McGill University.
He has been a member of CIM since the late 1970s and has been active in all the local branches wherever he has worked in Canada. Michael has been leader of a number of mines that have won the CIM Ryan Safety Award. In 1985, he was awarded the CIM Metal Mining Medal.