A long-time human resources practitioner, Hilary Jones joined the NWT Mine Training Society as General Manager in 2006, Hilary has played a pivotal role in improving the quality of programs, increasing enrolment, and building partnerships. Prior to MTS, Hilary led the NWT Tourism Training Group and was a founding member of the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council. She was instrumental in establishing occupational standards and certification for diamond polishers – a global first. She played a significant role in the establishment of diamond polishing factories in the Yellowknife area and was the Director of Operations for Arslanian Cutting Works (NWT) Ltd., for six years. She spends her volunteer time between the Yellowknife Rotary Club True North and Scouts Canada as a Beaver Leader.