Communications expert Michael Goehring takes helm at Mining Association of BC
On his second day in office, Michael Goehring, newly appointed president and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC), was caught in a flurry of requests from multiple parties anxious for his attention.
After a brief vacation in Las Vegas, Goehring started his role on May 1, directly following two decades in his previous position as partner at National Public Relations, Canada’s largest communications firm. Goehring has more than 20 years of experience in public affairs and strategic communications in the mining, energy, forestry, utilities, technology and trade industries.
n between a packed second day schedule, Goehring spoke with Business in Vancouver about the current state of Canada’s mining industry, what looms ahead for the volatile sector and how he hopes to contribute in his new role.
Q: Can you share a little bit about your background?
A: I was born and raised in Vancouver and I pursued a degree in political science at the University of British Columbia and then pursued grad studies in political economy at Simon Fraser University.
As a young boy, I was interested and taken by B.C. history, in particular stories of the gold rush. On summer holidays, we journeyed up the Fraser Canyon to the Interior of B.C. and there was plenty of allure on the gold rush and how it helped build our province.
For the rest of this article/interview: https://biv.com/article/2019/05/mining-industry-leader-michael-goehring-tackle-regulatory-issues-sector-stability