Global Mining HR Forum

Speakers

October 6 - 8, 2020 Hosted Online

2020 Speakers

  • Sean Boyd
    Sean Boyd Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Toronto, ON

    Sean Boyd serves as the Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. Sean was appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer in 1998 after having served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 1998 and Comptroller from 1985 to 1990.

     

    During Sean’s tenure as CEO, Agnico Eagle has grown from a small, single mine gold producer to a multi-mine international gold mining company. Sean has been recognized as The Northern Miner’s Mining Person of the year in 2007 and 2017. He has appeared on the list of The Best-Performing CEOs in the World in the Harvard Business Review in 2010, 2016 and 2017. In 2019, Sean was recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) as a Fellow, the highest honour bestowed upon a CPA within the accounting profession.

     

    Sean also serves on the Board of Directors for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation where he chairs the Granting, Impact and Stewardship Committee. He has also served on the Board of the World Gold Council and as a member of the St. Francis Xavier University Board of Governors.

     

    Prior to joining Agnico Eagle in 1985, Sean was a staff accountant with Clarkson Gordon (Ernst & Young). He is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, CA) and a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm.).

    Sean Boyd serves as the Vice-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. Sean was appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer in 1998 after having served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 1998 and Comptroller from 1985 to 1990.

     

    During Sean’s tenure as CEO, Agnico Eagle has grown from a small, single mine gold producer to a multi-mine international gold mining company. Sean has been recognized as The Northern Miner’s Mining Person of the year in 2007 and 2017. He has appeared on the list of The Best-Performing CEOs in the World in the Harvard Business Review in 2010, 2016 and 2017. In 2019, Sean was recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) as a Fellow, the highest honour bestowed upon a CPA within the accounting profession.

     

    Sean also serves on the Board of Directors for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation where he chairs the Granting, Impact and Stewardship Committee. He has also served on the Board of the World Gold Council and as a member of the St. Francis Xavier University Board of Governors.

     

    Prior to joining Agnico Eagle in 1985, Sean was a staff accountant with Clarkson Gordon (Ernst & Young). He is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, CA) and a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Comm.).

  • Nora Duke
    Nora Duke Executive Vice President, Sustainability & Chief Human Resource Officer Fortis Inc. St. John's, NL

    Nora Duke is Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer of Fortis Inc. Headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Fortis Inc. is a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business, with total assets of over C$57 billion and fiscal 2019 revenue of C$8.8 billion. Its regulated utilities serve more than three million customers in 17 locations across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. In the United States (U.S.), Fortis owns and operates Central Hudson Gas & Electric in New York, UNS Energy in Arizona and ITC Holdings headquartered in Michigan and operating throughout the U.S. Midwest.

     

    In her current role, Ms. Duke provides oversight and has executive responsibility for sustainability and human resource strategy and related people and organizational accountabilities, including diversity and inclusion. Her functional areas of responsibility include corporate culture and engagement, executive compensation, talent management and succession planning. Other significant corporate functions associated with her role include corporate communications and public policy.

     

    Ms. Duke’s career with Fortis spans 30 years. Most recently, she served as President and CEO, Fortis Properties for eight years. Her prior roles included VP, Hospitality Services, Fortis Properties from 2003 to 2007 and VP, Customer and Corporate Services, Newfoundland Power from 1999 to 2002.

     

    Ms. Duke serves as a Director on the boards of Slate Office REIT, FortisAlberta and UNS Energy. She is past director of Central Hudson, Newfoundland Power, Destination Canada, the Genesis Group of Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Health Care Foundation of St. John’s and the Hotel Association of Canada.

     

    Ms. Duke was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. She was also inducted into Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame.

     

    Ms. Duke holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Memorial University.

     

    Nora Duke is Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Chief Human Resource Officer of Fortis Inc. Headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Fortis Inc. is a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business, with total assets of over C$57 billion and fiscal 2019 revenue of C$8.8 billion. Its regulated utilities serve more than three million customers in 17 locations across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. In the United States (U.S.), Fortis owns and operates Central Hudson Gas & Electric in New York, UNS Energy in Arizona and ITC Holdings headquartered in Michigan and operating throughout the U.S. Midwest.

     

    In her current role, Ms. Duke provides oversight and has executive responsibility for sustainability and human resource strategy and related people and organizational accountabilities, including diversity and inclusion. Her functional areas of responsibility include corporate culture and engagement, executive compensation, talent management and succession planning. Other significant corporate functions associated with her role include corporate communications and public policy.

     

    Ms. Duke’s career with Fortis spans 30 years. Most recently, she served as President and CEO, Fortis Properties for eight years. Her prior roles included VP, Hospitality Services, Fortis Properties from 2003 to 2007 and VP, Customer and Corporate Services, Newfoundland Power from 1999 to 2002.

     

    Ms. Duke serves as a Director on the boards of Slate Office REIT, FortisAlberta and UNS Energy. She is past director of Central Hudson, Newfoundland Power, Destination Canada, the Genesis Group of Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Health Care Foundation of St. John’s and the Hotel Association of Canada.

     

    Ms. Duke was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network. She was also inducted into Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame.

     

    Ms. Duke holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Memorial University.

     

  • Dr. Catharine Farrow
    Dr. Catharine Farrow Director Franco-Nevada Corporation, Centamin PLC , Eldorado Gold Corporation, Exiro Minerals Corporation, Willeson Metals Corp.oration Toronto, ON

    Catharine is a Professional Geoscientist (APGO) with more than 25 years of mining industry experience. She currently serves as a Director of Franco-Nevada Corporation, Chair of the Board of Exiro Minerals Corp., and is the inaugural Member of the Advisory Board of Behr Technologies Inc. She is President of FarExGeoMine Ltd. (her private consulting company), is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University, is a member of Laurentian’s Goodman School of Mines Advisory Board, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian since 1995.

     

    From 2012 to 2017 she was Founding CEO, Director and Co-Founder of TMAC Resources Inc., the first producing gold miner with operations in Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, in Canada’s High Arctic. Before TMAC, Catharine was COO of KGHM International (formerly Quadra FNX Mining Ltd.). Previously at Quadra FNX and FNX Mining Company Inc. she held multiple senior executive roles in a wide range of disciplines including operations, technical services, corporate development and exploration. Before FNX, Catharine was with both Inco Ltd. and the Ontario Geological Survey. Catharine has served on the Board of a number of not-for-profit and government Advisory Boards including the PDAC and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region, and is currently a Program Director of the Osgoode Mining Law Program.

     

    She has been honoured as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (2015 and 2018), and is a past recipient of the William Harvey Gross Medal of the Geological Association of Canada (2000). Catharine obtained her BSc (Hons) from Mount Allison University, her MSc from Acadia University and her PhD from Carleton University.

    Catharine is a Professional Geoscientist (APGO) with more than 25 years of mining industry experience. She currently serves as a Director of Franco-Nevada Corporation, Chair of the Board of Exiro Minerals Corp., and is the inaugural Member of the Advisory Board of Behr Technologies Inc. She is President of FarExGeoMine Ltd. (her private consulting company), is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Mineral Exploration Research Centre, Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University, is a member of Laurentian’s Goodman School of Mines Advisory Board, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Laurentian since 1995.

     

    From 2012 to 2017 she was Founding CEO, Director and Co-Founder of TMAC Resources Inc., the first producing gold miner with operations in Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, in Canada’s High Arctic. Before TMAC, Catharine was COO of KGHM International (formerly Quadra FNX Mining Ltd.). Previously at Quadra FNX and FNX Mining Company Inc. she held multiple senior executive roles in a wide range of disciplines including operations, technical services, corporate development and exploration. Before FNX, Catharine was with both Inco Ltd. and the Ontario Geological Survey. Catharine has served on the Board of a number of not-for-profit and government Advisory Boards including the PDAC and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Ontario Region, and is currently a Program Director of the Osgoode Mining Law Program.

     

    She has been honoured as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining (2015 and 2018), and is a past recipient of the William Harvey Gross Medal of the Geological Association of Canada (2000). Catharine obtained her BSc (Hons) from Mount Allison University, her MSc from Acadia University and her PhD from Carleton University.

  • Gary Goldberg
    Gary Goldberg Director BHP Greenwood Village, CO

    Gary Goldberg has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since February 2020. Mr. Goldberg has more than 35 years’ of global experience in the mining industry, including in executive, operational and strategic roles.

     

    In his most recent role, Gary Goldberg served as Chief Executive Officer of Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, which is one of the world’s largest gold producers. Prior to joining Newmont in 2011, Mr. Goldberg spent 30 years at Rio Tinto where he held senior executive roles, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals Inc., and in leadership roles in Rio Tinto’s coal, gold, copper and industrial minerals businesses.

    Gary Goldberg has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since February 2020. Mr. Goldberg has more than 35 years’ of global experience in the mining industry, including in executive, operational and strategic roles.

     

    In his most recent role, Gary Goldberg served as Chief Executive Officer of Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, which is one of the world’s largest gold producers. Prior to joining Newmont in 2011, Mr. Goldberg spent 30 years at Rio Tinto where he held senior executive roles, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals Inc., and in leadership roles in Rio Tinto’s coal, gold, copper and industrial minerals businesses.

  • Marie Inkster
    Marie Inkster President, CEO and Director Lundin Mining Toronto, ON

    Ms. Inkster has been President, CEO & Director of Lundin Mining since October 2018. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer from May 2009 after joining the Company in September 2008 as Vice President, Finance.  She is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Lucara Diamond Corp.

     

    Prior to joining Lundin, Ms. Inkster held senior positions in a number of publicly traded companies, including five years with LionOre Mining International Ltd where she served as Vice President, Controller at the time of its acquisition by Norilsk Nickel in July of 2007. Ms. Inkster has 20 years of experience in public company management, public and private equity and debt fundraising, corporate transactions and public company reporting.

    Ms. Inkster has been President, CEO & Director of Lundin Mining since October 2018. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer from May 2009 after joining the Company in September 2008 as Vice President, Finance.  She is a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Lucara Diamond Corp.

     

    Prior to joining Lundin, Ms. Inkster held senior positions in a number of publicly traded companies, including five years with LionOre Mining International Ltd where she served as Vice President, Controller at the time of its acquisition by Norilsk Nickel in July of 2007. Ms. Inkster has 20 years of experience in public company management, public and private equity and debt fundraising, corporate transactions and public company reporting.

  • Peter Kukielski
    Peter Kukielski President and Chief Executive Officer Hudbay Minerals Inc. Toronto, ON

    Peter Kukielski was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January, 2020 after serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer since July 2019. Peter has more than 30 years of extensive global experience within the base metals, precious metals and bulk materials sectors, having overseen operations across the globe for companies. Most recently, Mr. Kukielski was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nevsun Resources Ltd. from May 2017 until the acquisition of Nevsun in December 2018. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Kukielski was Chief Executive Officer of Anemka Resources, a private company backed by Warburg Pincus formed to invest in global mining assets.

     

    From 2008 to 2013, he was the Chief Executive, Mining for ArcelorMittal, responsible for 27 operating mines and three major development projects, distributed within 12 countries. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Kukielski was the Chief Operating Officer of Teck Resources, responsible for the copper, zinc, gold and the metallurgical coal operations and projects, in addition to overseeing the commercial function. From 2001 to 2006, he was with Falconbridge (originally Noranda) in senior roles, latterly including Chief Operating Officer, and in years prior he had various increasingly senior roles with other major mining companies, including direct experiences in engineering, commissioning and operating significant mines in a wide variety of international jurisdictions.

    Peter Kukielski was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January, 2020 after serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer since July 2019. Peter has more than 30 years of extensive global experience within the base metals, precious metals and bulk materials sectors, having overseen operations across the globe for companies. Most recently, Mr. Kukielski was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nevsun Resources Ltd. from May 2017 until the acquisition of Nevsun in December 2018. From 2013 to 2017, Mr. Kukielski was Chief Executive Officer of Anemka Resources, a private company backed by Warburg Pincus formed to invest in global mining assets.

     

    From 2008 to 2013, he was the Chief Executive, Mining for ArcelorMittal, responsible for 27 operating mines and three major development projects, distributed within 12 countries. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Kukielski was the Chief Operating Officer of Teck Resources, responsible for the copper, zinc, gold and the metallurgical coal operations and projects, in addition to overseeing the commercial function. From 2001 to 2006, he was with Falconbridge (originally Noranda) in senior roles, latterly including Chief Operating Officer, and in years prior he had various increasingly senior roles with other major mining companies, including direct experiences in engineering, commissioning and operating significant mines in a wide variety of international jurisdictions.

  • Jennifer Pierce
    Jennifer Pierce Senior Vice President, Human Resources TC Energy Calgary, AB

    Jennifer Pierce is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at TC Energy, a role she assumed in 2019. In this capacity, she oversees all of HR for the organization. Previous to this, Jennifer was an executive with TransAlta and led acquisitions and clean energy development, engineering and construction as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Joining TransAlta in 2006, Jennifer held a series of progressively senior roles including Senior Vice President, Energy Trading & Marketing, Vice-President, Commercial Management, and Vice-President of Communications and Investor Relations.

     

    Before joining TransAlta, Jennifer was Director of Investor Relations for Nova Chemicals and Vice-President, Strategy, Performance Management, Investor Relations and Communications for Provident Energy Trust. She previously held leadership roles in communications, strategy and planning at Duke Energy and Williams Gas Pipelines. Jennifer has worked internationally with energy companies in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. She began her career working in legislative affairs/public affairs at the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) in Washington, D.C.

     

    Jennifer has a Master of Business Administration from the Jesse H. Jones School of Management at Rice University. She also earned a Master of Political Management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University. Jennifer is active in the Calgary community. She is chair of the Mount Royal University School of Business and Communication Studies Dean’s Advisory Counsel. She was also vice-chair of the Board of Governors.

     

    Jennifer Pierce is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at TC Energy, a role she assumed in 2019. In this capacity, she oversees all of HR for the organization. Previous to this, Jennifer was an executive with TransAlta and led acquisitions and clean energy development, engineering and construction as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Joining TransAlta in 2006, Jennifer held a series of progressively senior roles including Senior Vice President, Energy Trading & Marketing, Vice-President, Commercial Management, and Vice-President of Communications and Investor Relations.

     

    Before joining TransAlta, Jennifer was Director of Investor Relations for Nova Chemicals and Vice-President, Strategy, Performance Management, Investor Relations and Communications for Provident Energy Trust. She previously held leadership roles in communications, strategy and planning at Duke Energy and Williams Gas Pipelines. Jennifer has worked internationally with energy companies in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. She began her career working in legislative affairs/public affairs at the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) in Washington, D.C.

     

    Jennifer has a Master of Business Administration from the Jesse H. Jones School of Management at Rice University. She also earned a Master of Political Management from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University. Jennifer is active in the Calgary community. She is chair of the Mount Royal University School of Business and Communication Studies Dean’s Advisory Counsel. She was also vice-chair of the Board of Governors.

     

  • Mike Webb
    Mike Webb Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Nutrien Ltd. Calgary, AB

    Mike Webb is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer for Nutrien, responsible for Human Resources, Global Facilities, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Community Relations and Investment, as well as Issues Management and Government Relations.  He was previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Nutrien.  When Mike joined Agrium in January 2014, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

     

    Mike moved to Canada in 2010 following a 20-year career in the Asia Pacific region. He started in Hong Kong in financial services having worked for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. While at Morgan Stanley, he served in senior HR roles in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and India. Later, he joined HSBC as Head of HR for their institutional businesses in the Asia Pacific region, which was comprised of 20 countries. Mike eventually became Global Head of HR for HSBC Amanah and worked throughout the Middle East.

     

    In 2010, he became an International Executive for HSBC and moved to Vancouver to assume responsibility as Senior Vice President, HR for Canada before moving to Agrium in 2014.

     

    Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewell College in Missouri in 1990. He has also served on a number of non-profit Boards the most recent being the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Society.

    Mike Webb is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer for Nutrien, responsible for Human Resources, Global Facilities, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Community Relations and Investment, as well as Issues Management and Government Relations.  He was previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Nutrien.  When Mike joined Agrium in January 2014, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

     

    Mike moved to Canada in 2010 following a 20-year career in the Asia Pacific region. He started in Hong Kong in financial services having worked for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. While at Morgan Stanley, he served in senior HR roles in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and India. Later, he joined HSBC as Head of HR for their institutional businesses in the Asia Pacific region, which was comprised of 20 countries. Mike eventually became Global Head of HR for HSBC Amanah and worked throughout the Middle East.

     

    In 2010, he became an International Executive for HSBC and moved to Vancouver to assume responsibility as Senior Vice President, HR for Canada before moving to Agrium in 2014.

     

    Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from William Jewell College in Missouri in 1990. He has also served on a number of non-profit Boards the most recent being the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Society.

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