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Kevin Oakes

Kevin Oakes

VP Project Development

Kevin is a driven and energetic mining and construction professional with extensive experience leading projects in remote and culturally diverse environments. He has 12 plus years of progressive experience in the industry throughout which he has led projects throughout Canada and internationally.

Joining JDS in 2013 after having spent a number of years in Australia and in Northern Ontario to execute the Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine Project, Kevin has continued to lead a portfolio of projects with JDS ranging from early-stage studies and preliminary assessments through to turn-key EPCM projects.

Kevin demonstrates defined alignment with client objectives throughout the execution of his projects, in line with our core principles, and is intuitively able to apply practical and technically sound project solutions. He has excellent interpersonal skills in fast-paced project environments which facilitates a proven ability to interface with and manage all project stakeholders; owners/operators, regulatory, government and public engagement groups, engineering teams and project contractors.

Based in Toronto, Kevin leads the JDS eastern Canadian business operations.


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