The Board of Directors 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
Jane Pagel has been interim President and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) since June 2014.
SDTC is an arm’s length, not-for-profit foundation that funds the development and demonstration of new technologies to address issues related to climate change and the quality of air, water and soil. Since its inception in 2002 SDTC has provided $684 million to close 269 projects and its investments have leveraged another $1.8 billion in funding from project partners.
Prior to her appointment she was a long-standing member of the Board of Directors and chaired the Project Review Committee. Previously Jane was President and CEO of the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) until her retirement in early 2014. OCWA is an agency of the Province of Ontario that operates over 800 water and wastewater treatment facilities and associated systems for 145 municipalities, and a number of industrial clients and First Nations. Jane has extensive background in both Government and the private sector, including executive roles in Jacques Whitford (Stantec), Philip Services and Zenon Environmental (GE), as well as the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
She is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D 2012) and was selected to be part of Canada’s Diversity 50 2013 list of board candidates. Jane has served on a number of boards including Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP), Maxxam Analytics Inc. and numerous industry association boards. She currently sits on the board of the TSX Venture Exchange listed cleantech company BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Chris Twigge-Molecey is a Senior Advisor at Hatch, consulting on a wide range of metallurgical plant projects. Chris has over 40 years of experience at Hatch including implementation of technology development programs, management of R&D programs, process and equipment scale-up to full scale, plus design and commissioning of full scale plant. He developed a group to commercialize proprietary technologies globally, including metallurgical processes and environmental control systems.
He has extensive international experience in establishing new markets, and in international infrastructure and alliances to support their activities. Chris has a degree in Mechanical Sciences from the University of Cambridge, U.K., and received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
Chris is the Past President and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum; Director of the Canada-China Business Council and a member of the NRCan’s Green Mining Initiative Advisory Committee as well as a past member of the Board at Hatch. He received the Mineral Economics Award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Engineers. Chris is the author and presenter of over 40 publications and/or plenary lectures, has edited four books and holds four patents.
Andrew Newman is an Audit Partner with KPMG and is the Leader of KPMG’s Public Sector Audit Practice in Ottawa. Andrew is also the Leader of KPMG’s Canadian Education Practice (Universities, Colleges and School Boards) and serves as KPMG Canada’s representative on the Executive Committee of KPMG’s Global Centre of Excellence for Education in London, England.
Andrew has more than 20 years of experience providing audit, accounting and financial reporting services to public-sector organizations. Andrew is the Engagement Partner responsible for the external audits of many national not-for-profit organizations.
Andrew received his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University in 1992 and his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1995.
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.
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.
Dr. Imogen Coe is the 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.
Dr. Janusz Kozinski is Founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. Born in Poland, Janusz received his post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before joining McGill University where he was a Sir William Dawson Scholar and Associate Vice Principal (Research and Int’l Relations). He served as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, before moving to York as Dean of the Faculty of Science of Engineering.
He is an internationally-renowned higher education leader, researcher and entrepreneur, and one of the world’s most widely acknowledged experts in sustainable energy systems and immune building concepts applied to public safety and security. His professional training and research positions span the globe including Oxford University and Harvard University, where he completed prestigious executive management and leadership programs. He was also named International Chair in Bioenergy for the Institute for Advanced Studies and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France. Janusz has even researched in ‘space’, joining zero-gravity parabolic flights organized by the European Space Agency.
Fueled by an entrepreneurial and inventive spirit, Dr. Kozinski founded his own energy company and has collaborated with multinational firms around the globe. He has also served on the board of a number of companies in Canada and the USA, including as chairman.
Janusz sees the necessity and beauty in bringing people together to not only solve the engineering problems of today and tomorrow, but to challenge each other to improve the social fabric of their societies.
Bonnie Rose 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.
Bonnie Rose is past President, Standards at CSA Group, a leading standards-based solutions organization serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in North America and the global marketplace. She has served in leadership roles at CSA Group and Celestica.
Bonnie is also a member of the Board of Directors for CWB Group. She has also served on the Board of the Electrical Safety Foundation International Canada (ESFi), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
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 Senior Vice President, Technical Services and Business Excellence 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.