Keith Spence is President and Partner of Global Mining Capital, which is engaged in Private Equity investments and M&A in the mining sector. The company is also a leader in Chinese overseas mining investments. Mr. Spence is also often quoted in leading press and publications on China outbound investments.
He held senior positions in corporate finance, mining finance and Capital markets at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Bank of Montreal (BMO); and has been involved in numerous international financings. Mr. Spence was also President of a foreign-joint venture mining company in western China. As a Geologist, he has worked in the Canadian North, China and internationally.
He is Co-Chairman of the Canadian Mining Valuation Standards and has written extensively on mining valuation. He sits on the international Board of “China Mining”, the Board of PDAC and was on the Board of Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (CIM). Mr. Spence received the CIM Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award for outstanding contributions to mineral economics; and was made a CIM Fellow for outstanding contributions to the Canadian minerals industry. Mr. Spence received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal Award for contributions to Canada. Keith has a Hons.B.Sc. Geology, an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and is a graduate of the Global Management Program at Harvard University.