President and CEO, Principal Geologist
RPA Inc, Canada
Deborah McCombe, P.Geo., is President and CEO. She has over 30 years' experience in exploration project management, feasibility studies, reserve estimation, due diligence studies, and valuation studies. Deb has worked in diverse geological settings in North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Prior to joining RPA, Ms. McCombe was Chief Mining Consultant for the Ontario Securities Commission. She was involved in the development and implementation of NI 43-101 Canadian Disclosure Standards for Mineral Projects. She was the recipient of the PDAC 2012 Distinguished Service Award for her many contributions and distinguished service to the mineral industry and its supporting organizations. Also in 2012, Ms. McCombe was awarded the Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum for her contributions to the establishment of NI 43-101 and her efforts as Chair of Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) in the coordination of worldwide standards for resource/reserve reporting. In 2013, Ms. McCombe was the recipient of the Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award.
Deborah is actively involved in industry associations as Past Chair of CRIRSCO – (CIM Canada); President of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (2010-2011); a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (1999-2011) and Chair of the PDAC International Affairs Committee; past Chair of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum; a CIM Distinguished Lecturer on National Instrument 43-101 and a member of the CIM Standing Committee on Reserve Definitions.