Garth Thomson

BC Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources
Job Title: 
Acting Director, Policy and Regulatory Reform

Garth Thomson is the acting Director, Policy and Regulatory Reform, at the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources where he has worked since 2017. As part of this portfolio, he oversees the implementation of a wide range of policy files, including implementation of the Mining Jobs Task Force recommended actions. Garth brings previous industry experience having worked in mineral exploration and mine development both in Canada and overseas. He also brings international perspective having recently worked at the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) hosted at UBC.


Garth holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Victoria, an MASc in Mining Engineering from UBC and a Certificate of Project Management from UBC Sauder School of Business.