Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> May 27, 2002

Catherine Mcleod-seltzer – Pacific Rim Mining (pmu)

CATHERINE E. MCLEOD-SELTZER is President and Director of Pacific Rim Mining. She holds a Business degree, which, combined with an upbringing in a third generation mining family, led to a career in mining finance. Ms. McLeod-Seltzer started her career in 1985 with Yorkton Securities, a Canadian investment dealer that specializes in mining and metals financing. She joined Yorkton's UK-based Natural Resource Group as an institutional trader, followed by three years as a broker. During this time she focused on Latin America, researching the Canadian mining companies active there. In 1992 she opened the Santiago, Chile offices of Yorkton, where she was responsible for developing new corporate finance opportunities in South America. In 1993 Ms. McLeod-Seltzer and J. David Lowell, world-renowned copper porphyry geologist, founded Arequipa Resources Ltd. Subsequent to the Barrick takeover of Arequipa Resources Ltd. early in 1997, Ms. McLeod-Seltzer assumed the position of President of Pacific Rim Mining Corp., a Vancouver-based mineral and exploration company in operation since 1986. Ms. McLeod-Seltzer was instrumental in assembling an exceptional exploration team headed by Thomas Shrake and a very strong Board of Directors, including Anthony Petrina and William Myckatyn. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a history of Pacific Rim Mining?

Ms. McLeod-Seltzer: The history of Pacific Rim began in 1997 when my

group and I took over the company. Pacific Rim was formed really