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Eira Thomas is a Canadian geologist with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian mining business. She is the President and CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp as well as an original founder of the company. Eira’s previous roles include CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation, Vice President, Aber Resources, now Dominion Diamond Corp., and founder and CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corp. She was elected to Suncor’s Board of Directors in April 2006 and is the chair of the Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainable Development (EHS&SD) Committee and a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. In 2004, Ms. Thomas was honoured as one of "Canada's Top 40 under 40" by the Caldwell Partners and Report on Business magazine. In 2007, she was named to Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 list by the Women's Executive Network. Ms. Thomas graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree.
In this interview, Peter Ledwidge, Managing Director, Mako Gold, shares with us the secret of his company's success and who his role model is and how he abides by "respect" and building a good relationship with local communities.