Ron Thiessen

Ron Thiessen

Formal First Name
Ronald (Ron)

Ron Thiessen is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Northern Dynasty Minerals. He leads the Northern Dynasty's corporate development and financing activities, enabling the company to advance to be one of the world’s largest mineral resources company. His work has been recognized by several different awards. Thiessen has been focused on the management and financing of public and private companies since the 1980s. Thiessen also serves as the President and CEO of Hunter Dickinson Inc., where he built an impressive portfolio of advanced mineral exploration, development, and mining projects.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Thiessen is a Chartered Professional Accountant (FPCA, FCA).
  • He serves on the board of several other publicly-listed companies.
  • He was awarded the E.A. Scholz Award for excellence in mine development in 2008.
  • He was named the Business Person of the Year by the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business in 2011. 
  • He was presented with the 2013 William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.