The CMIC Board currently consists of twelve (12) Directors.
The Directors span a wide range of leadership from inside and outside of the mining industry, private sector, public sector and academia providing significant executive leadership to CMIC.
The Board does not offer remuneration to its members, and the directors also work as volunteer staff with the Executive Director & CEO to advance a variety of programs and initiatives.
The Board of Directors includes:
Mr. Robitaille is Senior Vice-President / Business Strategy & Technical Services at Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., a position he has held since Feb. 2014. Prior to his appointment, he served Agnico-Eagle in various capacities for more than 25 years, most recently as Senior Vice-President, Technical Services and Project Development, Vice-President, Metallurgy & Marketing, General Manager, Metallurgy & Marketing and as Mill Superintendent and Project Manager for the expansion of the LaRonde mill. Before joining Agnico-Eagle, Mr. Robitaille worked as a metallurgist with Teck Mining Group. Mr. Robitaille is a mining graduate of the College de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue with a specialty in mineral processing
Mr. Bogden is currently Chairman of Black Loon Group, a private mining investment company, and is a former President and CEO of Alloycorp Mining Inc. He has served as a director of over a dozen public mining companies and is currently a director of Royal Gold Inc., Orvana Minerals Corp., the former Chairman of Volta Resources, and past Chairman of Nexgen Energy. He is also a member of the Mt. Sinai Hospital Foundation Board in Toronto and in 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work with Right To Play where he currently serves as a member of the Canadian Advisory Board.
Mr. Bogden holds a B.Sc. in Applied Science (Geology) from Queen’s University, is a Professional Engineer, and earned his professional certification as a Corporate Director (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors in Toronto.
Mr. Bogden is keenly interested in social and development issues around the world and is a member of the working group of the KIN Catalyst: Mining Company of the Future initiative on the Development Partner Framework on establishing sustainable, collaborative community relationships. He has authored and presented many papers on corporate responsibility, corporate strategy, and M&A and capital markets related to the mining industry.
Nils Voermann has executive responsibility for Hatch’s Business Practices globally, including Technologies, Systems, Consulting, Environmental Services and Operational Performance. These groups serve clients across the Mining & Metals, Energy and Infrastructure sectors. He also leads our Central North America region.
Nils joined Hatch in 1989 as a Mechanical Engineer. In 1995 he was appointed leader of Hatch’s Metallurgical Furnace Design Group. Through a string of innovative and successful projects in Canada, USA, South Africa, Colombia and Korea, he expanded Hatch’s metallurgical furnace design team more than four-fold. The Furnace Group achieved global scope, and became recognized as a world leader in its field. In 2003, Nils took on broader responsibility for development of Hatch’s proprietary know-how, as Global Managing Director, Technologies. Under his leadership Hatch maintains a strong pipeline of technologies in progressive stages of development and commercialization.
From 2009 to 2013 Nils was based in Brisbane, Australia to provide leadership for Hatch’s expanding business in the Asia-Pacific region.
Nils is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he received his B.Sc. in Engineering. He also earned his MBA from INSEAD in France. Nils is an award-winning author, having published and presented over 30 technical papers, with a focus on new technology implementation and management. He holds several patents and has received various awards including the Natural Resources Canada, CANMET Technology Transfer Award and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Extraction and Processing Award. In 2011, he was awarded the Medal for Engineering Excellence by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
Nils is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). An airplane pilot in his free time, Nils enjoys sharing his passion for flying with aspiring young aviators.
Dr. Imogen Coe is the former Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University and is Internationally recognized for her pioneering research in membrane protein cell biology and biochemistry.
Throughout her 15 year career in academia, Imogen has been a strong independent voice for science. She is committed to student experiential learning through participation in research projects having supervised more than 30 graduate and undergraduate students to date. Imogen is an advocate in the support and promotion of girls and women in science and has spoken on the topic locally and nationally. She is also active in promoting and highlighting the importance and relevance of science to her local community.
An accomplished researcher and speaker, Imogen has presented her research at conferences and seminars across the globe for more than a decade and has more than 70 scholarly papers, book chapters and abstracts to her credit. Imogen has received many research grants and awards throughout her career, currently holds grants from both NSERC and CIHR and was awarded the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (now known as the Early Researcher Award) for her research activities from 2000 – 2005. She has also dedicated her time as an internal reviewer for multiple Canadian funding agencies including NSERC, CIHR, and the National Cancer Institute of Canada, as well as acting as a reviewer for other national and international funding groups. Previously, Imogen was Associate Dean, Research and Partnerships, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University. Imogen received a PhD in Biology from the University of Victoria, an MSc from the University of Victoria and a bachelor’s degree from Exeter University in the U.K..
Charles Dumaresq is Vice President, Science and Environmental Management with the Mining Association of Canada. He joined MAC in April, 2015.
In his role with MAC, he focuses on regulatory and environmental aspects of mining, including mine waste management, effluent quality, and monitoring and mitigating effects on water quality and the aquatic environment. He is also responsible for the R&D and innovation file for MAC, and is involved in a recently establish MAC Board Innovation Task Force. In this role, he has taken over the responsibilities of his predecessor, Rick Meyers (VP, Northern and Technical Affairs), who was also a member of the CMIC Board.
Prior to joining MAC, Charles spent 22 years with Environment Canada, working on regulatory and policy development related to mining and the environment.
Charles has a background in earth sciences, with a M.Sc. from Carleton University. His graduate research focused on geochemistry and downstream water quality associated with closed and abandoned silver mines in Cobalt, Ontario.
Bonnie Rose, P.Eng., was appointed President and CEO of the Technical Standards and Safety Authority effective April 4, 2018. Overseeing all aspects of TSSA’s business operations, Bonnie provides leadership on the overall direction and strategic priorities of the organization. Bonnie is focused on strengthening TSSA’s role as a well-respected leader in the safety industry and upholding safety excellence.
Bonnie is a seasoned executive with a passion for safety and in-depth knowledge and experience in technical standards. This passion is evident in her previous executive positions as the former CEO and Registrar of Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority; President of the Canadian Standards Association Group – CSA Standards; and Vice President of Service Delivery and Service Quality with CSA International.
Bonnie holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto, and a Chartered Director from The Directors College.
Dr. Thorpe is a senior mining executive with over 30 years’ experience both in mining operations and as an international corporate responsibility consultant working on mining projects from potash to diamonds and gold.
His experience spans five continents and covers mining from greenfields exploration to closure and post-closure management. Having lived and worked in Latin America and Africa, Dr. Thorpe’s experience includes permitting a mine in a tropical rainforest area of Venezuela with several regulatory changes and working with the project teams to reduce the LTIFR at a mine in Africa from 2.1 per million hours worked to 0.15 per million hours worked.
Dr. Thorpe holds a Ph.D. in mine land rehabilitation from the University of Saskatchewan and is the Chair of the Environmental Stewardship Initiative of the Canada Mining Innovation Council.
He is currently VP Corporate Responsibility at Torex Gold Resources.
Mr. White is Chief Operating Officer at Goldcorp Inc.
Mr. White was formerly Senior Vice President, South America, at Newmont Mining Corporation, responsible for leading business excellence, operations and environmental stewardship.
His multinational background in large-scale development projects, management systems and operational efficiency over two decades led to his appointment as Senior Vice President, Technical Services and Business Excellence, at Goldcorp in July 2014.
Mr. White’s objectives are to underscore a culture of continuous performance improvement and implement new opportunities to advance corporate social responsibility and sustainability through technical innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada.
Jim Gowans is the President & Chief Executive Officer at Arizona Mining.
Mr. Gowans joined Arizona Mining in January, 2016. He was formerly Co-President of Barrick Gold Corporation from July 2014 to August 2015 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January to July 2014.
Recent prior roles include Managing Director of Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd., President and Chief Executive Officer of De Beers Canada Inc., Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of International Nickel Indonesia tbk PT and Executive Vice President at Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Gowans has more than 30 years of experience in mineral exploration, mine feasibility studies, opening new mines (including the Red Dog and Polaris zinc mines), commissioning mine expansions and in the development of best practices in mine safety, mine operations and economic performance improvement.
He is currently a director of Cameco Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Dominion Diamond Corporation and was recently appointed a director of Gedex Inc., an innovative geophysics systems company. He previously served as the President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and as a Director of the Conference Board of Canada.
Mr. Gowans is a Professional Engineer and received a bachelor of applied science degree in mineral engineering from the University of British Columbia and attended the Banff School of Advanced Management.
Krista has over 15 years’ experience in the precious metals industry having previously held senior IR positions with Andean Resources Limited and Meridian Gold Corporation. She has extensive experience with international public markets, capital raising and both hostile and friendly takeover bids.
Krista holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University, and is a member of both the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI).
Dean obtained a BBA (Honours) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1993 and received his CA designation in 1996. In 2001, Dean also received his CPA designation in Illinois.