Paul West-Sells , Ph. D.
President & CEO
Dr. West-Sells has over 30 years' experience in the mining industry. After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Metallurgical Engineering, he worked with BHP, Placer Dome, and Barrick in increasingly senior roles in Research and Development and Project Development. Dr. West-Sells has worked for Western Copper and gold since 2006, where he has held a number of technical and executive positions and is now the President and CEO overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. Dr. West-Sells sits on the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board, the Board of the Yukon Mining Alliance and is also the Chair of the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining Governing Council.