Patrick Chevalier

Mr. Chevalier joined the Department of Natural Resources Canada in 1991.  He is currently acting Director of the Green Mining Innovation Environment Division of CanmetMINING in the Minerals and Metals Sector.  The primary focus of the Division is the development, improvement, evaluation and demonstration of technologies as they pertain to environmental stewardship within the mining sector.  The Division also includes the work of the analytical laboratories at CanmetMINING, as well as the Canadian Certified Reference Materials Project and the proficiency testing program.

Prior to taking on his responsibilities with CanmetMINING, Mr. Chevalier worked on a range of international policy issues related to Canada’s minerals and metals sector, including the development and implementation of Canada’s Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for the Extractive Sector.  He has over twenty years of minerals and metals policy development experience with the Sector and has represented Canada at a wide range of both domestic and international events.  After graduating with a degree in Geology from Carleton University here in Ottawa and prior to joining the Canadian government, Mr. Chevalier worked as a geologist with several Canadian mineral exploration and mining companies working on projects located across Canada.