Mining HR Forum

October 6 - 8, 2020 Hosted Online
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The Forum is an annual gathering of 48 CHROs and HR leaders from mining companies with operations around the world, to examine strategic and proactive solutions to emerging risks and opportunities facing the industry today.

Using candid, peer-driven discussion, this Forum explores complex talent and workforce challenges facing the industry and how HR leaders can offer strategic guidance to their executive teams and boards of directors.

2020 Steering Committee

This advisory group of leading mining CHROs drafted the Agenda and personally nominated all invitees to the Forum.

Committee Chair

  • Darian Rich Human Resources Executive Barrick Gold Corporation Toronto, Canada

    Darian has more than 30 years of diversified experience in human resources management. He was previously Vice President, Human Resources, for Albemarle Corporation, and held several positions in the U.S. and Asia during his 12 years with The Coca-Cola Company. Prior to that, he held senior roles with Magma Copper and General Motors Corporation.


    Mr. Rich is a graduate of the Labor and Human Relations program at Ohio State University and earned a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University. He holds several professional certifications, including Certified Compensation Professional, Certified Benefit Professional and Global Remuneration Professional from the American Compensation Association.

Committee Members

Forum Director

  • Varugis George Senior Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, Canada T: +1 416 703 1577 x.240 M: +1 647 449 8243

    Varugis has over seventeen years of experience producing and managing conferences for corporate executives, government officials, and professional advisors. He was appointed President of Cambridge Executive Connections (CEC), a subsidiary of Cambridge Forums Inc., in 2019. CEC offers sophisticated learning and networking experiences for private clients, family offices, institutional investors, as well as governance and corporate leaders from around the world. Along with the flagship Forums, CEC builds Communities for members to engage and develop meaningful connections with peers globally. As President and Senior Forum Director, Varugis is responsible for the overall strategy, growth, and delivery of all services under the CEC banner.

CONNECT. ENGAGE. EXCEL. This is a different event, unlike any you've attended

The Forum is a grassroots initiative, built to offer a private environment for HR leaders in the mining sector, to share best practices and solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry today.

Sponsoring This Forum

The Steering Committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the Global Mining HR Forum​.

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