Ian Telfer, president and CEO of Vancouver’s GOLDCORP INC. has received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2005 for the Pacific region. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, it celebrates entrepreneurs who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national, and global programs in more than 115 cities and 35 countries.
Cynthia Carroll, president and CEO of ALCAN PRIMARY METAL GROUP, has been elected to the board of the ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION in Arlington, Virginia.
PLACER DOME of Vancouver has appointed Lindsay Hall its new executive VP and CFO, effective Nov. 1, 2005. He was previously VP and treasurer of Duke Energy Corp., a Fortune 500 company.
Sheldon Inwentash, in addition to his duties as chairman of Toronto-based MAPLE MINERALS, is now CEO of the company and Stuart Taylor, the current VP international operations, is now president. The changes come as former president L.M. (Gino) Falzone has resigned to pursue other interests.
AUGUSTA RESOURCE CORP. of Vancouver has named Jamie Sturgess to the post of VP projects and environment. He holds both a MS in resource management ecology and a BS in renewable natural resource management from the University of California at Davis.
Richard (Dick) Knight has agreed to joint the board of Vancouver’s NORTHERN ORION RESOURCES. He is a member of the Goro laterite project steering committee and a senior advisor to its parent company, Inco Ltd. Knight is a graduate of the Royal School of Mines, London, U.K.
Toronto-based LEXAM EXPLORATIONS announced the appointments of Ian Ball as VP investor relations, Stefan Spears as VP strategic development and Carlos Almeida as VP technology. The three were previously employed by Goldcorp.