May 9, 2024 – St. John’s, NL:  Mining Industry NL proudly welcomes Amanda McCallum as its new Executive Director, effective immediately. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades, McCallum emerges as a transformative leader in the mining and minerals sectors, poised to drive forward the strategic agenda of one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s vital industries. With a wealth of experience, McCallum has navigated through both private and public sectors, demonstrating her proficiency across various aspects of the mining domain. Whether leading prospect generation and exploration initiatives or enhancing investment appeal, her versatile skill set epitomizes a steadfast dedication to driving industry progress. Graduating from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Bachelor of Education, McCallum further honed her acumen by earning a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Schulich School of Business, York University. Additionally, her credentials include completing the Directors Education Program, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

“This is a transformative time for our industry and its role in facilitating global response to environmental strategies,” said Mining Industry NL Board Chair, Paul McNeill. “The Newfoundland and Labrador mining industry is intimately engaged in bringing critical metals and mined materials to the world and is unique in its geography, existing infrastructure, friendly investment and governance community and a deep mining heritage. Amanda’s appointment underscores our dedication to pioneering leadership, innovation, and collaboration.”

“Newfoundland and Labrador is a world-class mining jurisdiction and an excellent place to invest in exploration, development and mining of elements of strategic importance, precious metals and industrial minerals”, said McCallum. “As part of the Mining NL mandate, I will be focused and engaged with Mining Industry NL’s membership, and stakeholders to foster and cultivate further growth in our sector and will be looking for interconnectivity with other industries associations and creating interactions and opportunities building on strategic relationships with all industry partners and government departments.”, says Mining Industry NL Executive Director, Amanda McCallum.

Acknowledging the contributions of McCallum’s predecessor, the Board of Directors extends gratitude to former Executive Director Ed Moriarity, whose legacy serves as a cornerstone for future endeavors.

With McCallum at the helm, Mining Industry NL embarks on a new chapter of growth, resilience, and innovation, poised to reinforce its position as a global leader in sustainable resource development.



Marcel Clift


About Mining Industry NL

Mining Industry NL is a not-for-profit membership industry association that represents all sectors of the mineral industry. As the voice of the $5.5 billion mineral resources sector in Newfoundland and Labrador, Mining Industry NL’s mission is to help shape and grow the industry for the economic and social benefit of the province. MINL promotes NL’s mineral potential, attracts investment and builds strong relations throughout the entire mining value chain, including exploration (prospecting community and junior exploration companies), mining (mine developers and producers) and supports (supply and service firms). For more information, visit