The initial board will be made up of the following.
David Brown, Golder Associates
David has 25+ years of experience in environmental management for the mining industry. As a principal with Golder, David leads multi-disciplinary teams developing environmental design criteria and management strategies and preparing environmental assessments, environmental permits, and closure plans for proposed, existing and closed mines. He has been active in engagement with Indigenous communities and regulatory agencies. David is a registered professional geoscientist in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador
First Nations Specialist
Michael Fox, Fox Consulting
Michael is the President of Indigenous Community Engagement (ICE) – a national firm dedicated to building relationships, capacity, and projects by providing strategic services and practical solutions that help Indigenous clients succeed. He brings a wealth of experience in structuring projects, partnership, and financing for both industry proponents and Indigenous communities. In his earlier career, he assisted northern Ontario First Nations with economic and enterprise development while working for an Aboriginal financial institution. He earned an honours degree in Political Science with a focus on Aboriginal Law & Resource Development from Lakehead University and has an MBA from the University of Fredericton, specializing in Social Enterprise. He’s originally from Weenusk First Nation.
Mine Contracting Specialist
Scott Hayne, Redpath Canada
Scott began his career in the mining industry as a mechanical design engineer and after 18 years in various roles, is now Vice-President, Americas with Redpath Canada. Scott’s most notable project is the Oyu Tolgoi underground development project. This project began with the initial sinking of Shaft 1 in 2005 and has since become a multi-billion dollar, multinational project well known for its widely successful training and development program. Scott worked closely with the owner’s team to support the project’s strategic and operational planning. He sits on the board of directors of Dayan Contract Mining LLC, a joint venture between Redpath and Hasu Megawatt. Under Scott’s guidance, Redpath has implemented a number of leading shaft innovations adopted by the industry at large.
Digital Technology Specialist
Anthony Moreau, Iamgold
Tony currently leads Innovation at Iamgold. In this role, he provides full support in forecasting, financial planning and assessment of future projects while leading innovation strategy and execution. Over his career, Tony has spearheaded a number of significant industry initiatives, including the YMP Scholarship Fund, Iamgold’s partnership with Right to Play and the company’s entry into the blockchain space. He also manages an innovative international co-op benchmarking program owned and operated by a network of mining companies. Tony continues to evaluate opportunities in innovation and business that will help move Iamgold forward and best enable miners to meet the demands of the future. A Chartered Financial Analyst and graduate of the Queen’s School of Business, Tony currently serves on the Board at PowerOre.
Mine Engineering Specialist
Gary Poxleitner, SRK
Gary is a professional engineer, PMP, Principal Consultant and Practice Leader at SRK, based in Sudbury. He has over 27 years of operational, engineering, management, and consulting experience in the mining industry with a personal focus on underground hard-rock mine design, innovation and mine cost, due diligence, COG analysis and operational improvement. Following graduation from Laurentian University, Gary worked at the Giant gold mine; Westleton diamond mine in South Africa; various Vale mines in Sudbury, and on the underground project management team at Voisey’s Bay, in Labrador. Since joining SRK in 2011, Gary has worked on over 100 projects in Canada and internationally. He currently serves as the Underground Mining Society Chair, National CIM Council, Past Vice-President Camiro, past CIM Membership Chair at the CIM Sudbury Branch, and sits on several mining organizing committees.