Mr. Carson is currently the Vice President, Mining Operations for Wheaton Precious Metals having joined the company in July 2017. With over twenty years experience in the mining industry Wes has worked in a variety of operations, development, and leadership roles for both major and junior mining companies. Prior to joining Wheaton Precious Metals, Wes was Vice President, Project Development for Sabina Gold and Silver, leading the development of the Back River project in Nunavut. He was also part of the development team that brought the Mt. Milligan mine in BC in to production, leading the development of the operations team as Vice President and General Manager initially with Terrane Metals and eventually for Thompson Creek Metals. Wes also worked for Cominco, Teck, Placer Dome and Barrick in North America and in Africa. Wes is a professional mining engineer and holds a mining and mineral processing degree from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.