Ross J Beaty
About Ross J Beaty
Ross J. Beaty is a geologist and resource company entrepreneur with over 38 years of experience in the international minerals industry. In early 2008, Mr. Beaty founded Magma Energy Corp. (now Alterra Power Corp.) to focus on international geothermal energy development. Mr. Beaty also founded and currently serves as Chairman of Pan American Silver Corp., one of the world's leading silver producers, and since 1985 has successfully founded and divested a number of other public mineral resource companies.
Mr. Beaty is a Director of The Nature Trust of B.C. and patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Center at the University of B.C. Mr. Beaty is a past President of the Silver Institute in Washington, D.C., a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining, and a recipient of the Institute's Past President's Memorial Medal. In 2007 Mr. Beaty received the Association of Mineral Exploration of B.C.'s Colin Spence Award for excellence in global mineral exploration, in 2008 the Mining Person of the Year award from the Mining Association of B.C. and the 2008 Natural Resources & Energy Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young. In 2010, Mr. Beaty was awarded the prestigious Viola MacMillan Award at the Prospect and Developers Association of Canada.
Mr. Beaty was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1951 and educated at the Royal School of Mines, University of London, England, M.Sc., Distinction (Mineral Exploration) 1975 and the University of British Columbia, LL.B. (Law) 1979 and B.Sc. (Honours Geology) 1974. He is married with five children. Mr. Beaty speaks English, French, and Spanish, as well as some Russian, German, and Italian. He has worked in more than 50 countries during his career.