Perry Blanchard joined the Maritime Resources team in September 2020, bringing over 20 years of environment, health, and safety experience in the mining industry. Most recently, Mr. Blanchard was Manager, Environment and Sustainability at Kirkland Lake Gold's Detour Lake Mine, one of Canada's largest gold operations, where he was responsible for operations environmental management, project permitting, closure planning, and management of four Impact Benefits Agreements.
Prior to Kirkland Lake Gold and Detour Gold, Mr. Blanchard acted as Manager Health, Safety and Environment ("HSE") for Vale's Voisey's Bay operations in Newfoundland and Labrador. At Vale's base metal mine in Northern Labrador, Mr. Blanchard was responsible for operations HSE management systems, emergency and medical response, permitting, closure planning and Vale's underground expansion construction project. Mr. Blanchard holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in environmental studies from the University of Cape Breton.