Raymond Goldie is the current president of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
Born and raised in New Zealand, Raymond holds a B.Sc. from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, an M.Sc. from McGill University and received his PhD from Queen’s University, Canada. The topic of his doctoral thesis was the geology of the Archean rocks in the Noranda area of Quebec.
With decades of experience in the industry, Raymond has held positions as a field geologist, and has worked for investment dealers in Toronto, Canada as a mineral economist and financial analyst. Between 2015 and 2018 he was Expert Witness in a Voisey’s Bay lawsuit. He has also been, and continues to be, a Director of junior mineral exploration companies.
Raymond’s work in economics research resulted in the first publication of the term “pinch-point” in 1990, which he trademarked in 2000. His published work includes the book Inco Comes to Labrador (Flanker Press, 2005) and many technical publications, most recently Grade Control and Deleterious Materials in Polymetallic Deposits (AusIMM, 2022).
He has also served on PDAC committees: the Governance & Nominating Committee, Awards Committee, Convention Planning Committee, Executive Committee, Securities and the Sustainability Committee.