John McVey, P. Eng., ICD.D
John is an accomplished engineering and construction business leader with a 30+ year track record of delivering challenging projects in the resource and energy sectors across Canada and Internationally. He brings a great mix of project execution and operational experience, technical breadth, and a passion
for safety and customer care. Prior to joining Procon, John served as Country Manager for Bechtel Canada Co. with responsibility for mining and metals projects in North America. His previous roles have included President of Bantrel Co. based in Calgary and Director of Operations for SNC-Lavalin’s Industrial Division in Toronto. John holds B.A.Sc and M.A.Sc degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a member of PEO and APEGA.
Christina Cheung, CPA, CGA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Christina is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of experience in managing finance, corporate governance, strategic planning, taxation, business improvement and other commercial projects for top global Fortune 500 Companies in the mining and automotive sectors. Prior to joining
Procon, Christina served as a Finance Manager at Anglo American plc. and was instrumental in the shaping of the commercial teams and processes that support the mining operation and growth projects at Peace River Coal. Christina has led teams and projects in multiple regions such as Canada, U.S., and Asia Pacific and has extensive experience working in diverse and complex business environments. Christina holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. At Procon, Christina is responsible for overseeing corporate and financial management and administration, corporate governance, government and securities compliance, taxation, information management and strategic planning.
Colin Wilson, P. Eng.
Senior VP, Operations
Colin is a professional mining engineer with over 30 years of mining industry experience. With extensive knowledge of mine management and operations, mine contracting and mine design, he has worked on projects in North and South America as well as Greenland. Colin is responsible for the
oversight of all field operations in the precious and base metal sectors as well as various hydro projects. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Colin spent the first 15 years of his career in engineering and operations for several well respected mining companies including Westmin Resources, HudBay, Cameco and Placer Dome before moving into the mine contracting field in 2001. He joined Procon in 2006 as an Area Manager overseeing numerous successful projects and was appointed to his current position in June 2012.
Darren Tschanz, P. Eng.
Senior VP, Operations, Eastern Canada
Darren is a professional mining engineer in Ontario, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, with over 25 years of mining industry experience; the vast majority has been spent in the underground mining contracting business. Darren is a B.Sc., Mining Engineering graduate from Queen’s University, and began
his mining career gaining experience and rising through the ranks with Dynatec. He held a variety of operations and functional management roles with Cementation and Redpath, before joining DMC in 2015 as VP & General Manager, Canadian Operations. Darren’s most recent experience was as Vice President, Project Development with Kirkland Lake Gold based in Toronto. Darren is located in Procon’s eastern Canada office, in Val-d’Or, Quebec.
Jie Liu (Jeffrey)
VP, Strategic Planning and Shareholder Relations
Jie (Jeffrey) Liu oversees the mining investment, project management and EPC contract opportunities for Procon in North America and other regions. His most recent position with Procon was Senior Development Manager from 2013 to 2018. Jie (Jeffrey) holds a Masters degree in Energy and Environmental
Engineering; he is a senior engineer, a member of the Charter Institute of Building (CIOB), and a Certified International Project Management Professional (IPMP). Prior to his position with Procon, Jie (Jeffrey) gained extensive experience in international project management and development, working in the Americas, Africa and Asia since 2001, when he joined China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd. (CAMCE).
Vice President, Human Resources
Leanne is a human resources professional with experience in the heavy construction and financial industries. Leanne has solid experience in change management and organizational development, supporting the development of collaborative teams that drive both employee engagement and sustained
organizational growth. Prior to joining Procon, Leanne developed the HR function for a privately held construction business that was directly tied to its strategic growth. Leanne joined Procon in 2018 and was appointed to her current position in January 2020.