Mr. Gauthier studied forest management, environmental sciences, human, and physical geography with an emphasis on regional planning and local development. He recently obtained a graduate diploma in mining management. Frédéric Gauthier is a geographer with over 10 years of experience in responsible mining and land-use planning. He possesses an excellent knowledge of socio-economic and environmental matters at the regional, national and international levels.
As a consultant, Mr. Gauthier has worked with various companies and organizations including; Cartier Resources, Osisko, Alexandria Minerals, CDETNO (North-West Territories economic development Corporation) and the Abitibiwinni First Nation (Pikogan). He served as sustainability manager for Geomega Resources where he was actively involved in the Montviel rare earth project, which is located in Eeyou Istchee (James Bay) in northern Quebec. There, he coordinated environmental studies and community relations. Mr. Gauthier also worked in land use and urban planning for the City of Rouyn-Noranda, in Abitibi. He successfully managed a major land reclamation program in the Russian Far-East for Kinross Gold. He currently holds a position of director on the Canadian-Malartic monitoring committee.
Frédéric Gauthier has collaborated with Nouveau Monde since April 2014. His present tasks include; the integration of environmental and social aspects for the Matawinie project, the coordination of environmental permitting and the implementation of a co-conception process with local stakeholders. Mr. Gauthier’s mandate aims to address local concerns and expectations during the project development, and to ensure a low environmental footprint.