Ross J. Beaty is a geologist and resource company entrepreneur with more than 41 years of experience in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. Ross founded and is executive chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a mid-sized clean energy company with geothermal, solar, hydro and wind power operations in BC, Iceland, Nevada and Ontario.
Ross 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.
Ross is a Director of The Nature Trust of B.C. and patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Center at the University of B.C. Ross is a past president of the Silver Institute in Washington, D.C., a fellow of the Geological Association of Canada, the Society of Economic Geologists, and the Canadian Institute of Mining, and a recipient of the Institute's Past President's Memorial Medal. In 2007 he 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, Ross was awarded the prestigious Viola MacMillan Award by the Prospector and Developers Association of Canada and was selected as Mining Person of the Year for 2011 by Canada’s Northern Miner newspaper. In 2014, he received the CIM’s Vale Medal for Meritorious Contribution to Mining.