Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson

BC Mining Leader, PwC Canada

Mark is the BC Mining Leader at PwC Canada and is based in Vancouver. He is responsible for providing strategic direction to the BC mining practice, which includes assurance, tax, consulting and deals. He has nearly 20 years of experience working with mining companies from junior exploration to international producers.

With a wealth of experience in leading complex international audits, Mark has expertise on matters relating to global mining, IFRS, US GAAP and both Canadian and SEC regulatory reporting. In particular, he works with public companies to complete annual financial audits, assess compliance with the internal controls reporting requirements of SOX 404, as well as complete equity and debt capital market transactions.  Mark also advises clients on the application of accounting standards under both IFRS and US GAAP.

Mark is responsible for PwC’s directors program in BC and is actively engaged in planning events with a focus on the needs of corporate directors. He also serves as Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. 

Mark has a BCom degree from the University of Victoria as well as his CPA, CA and CPA (Illinois) designations.


  • Audit and Assurance
  • Mining


  • IFRS
  • SOX 404


  • University of Victoria
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