BC mining industry, "As we grow we have to do so in a manner that earns trust and confidence of  British Columbians"

Karina Briño

Karina Briño, President & CEO, Mining Association of BC
President & CEO

Karina Briño assumed the role of President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) in August 2011, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the province’s mining sector.

Prior to relocating to Vancouver to lead the MABC team, Ms. Briño was BC’s senior mining bureaucrat, having been appointed Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Energy and Mines, after many years of experience focusing on mineral policy and in managing regional operations for the Mining Division.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Briño has held progressively senior positions for the Province of British Columbia. She began her career with the Province in social services, providing direct client service primarily to youth at risk and adults with special needs. She then spent several years designing and developing programs aimed at promoting self-reliance and re-attachment to the labour force.

Ms. Briño studied Psychology and Spanish and Latin American Literature at the Universities of British Columbia and the University of Santiago, Chile.  She was a member of the Standards Council of Canada’s Advisory Committee on Social Responsibility, which was established to guide the development of ISO 26000, and is a past board member of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC).

In the course of her tenure at MABC, in June 2012, Ms. Briño was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Britannia Mine Museum and in July 2012, she was presented a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty’s Accession to the Throne and in recognition of Ms.Briño’s contributions to Canada.