Speakers

Ross Beaty

Chairman
Pan American Silver

Ross Beaty, Chairman, Pan American Silver

Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductee

Mr. Beaty is a geologist and resource entrepreneur with over 43 years of experience in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. He is an internationally recognized leader in both non-renewable and renewable resource development, having founded and divested a number of companies.

In addition to founding Pan American Silver, he was founder and remains Executive Chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a mid-sized renewable energy company with solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal power operations in B.C., Texas, Indiana and Iceland. Mr. Beaty is also a well-known environmental philanthropist, primarily through The Sitka Foundation. In 2017, Mr. Beaty was inducted to the Business Laureates of British Columbia Hall of Fame and appointed to The Order of Canada.

Kelvin Dushnisky

President
Barrick

Kelvin Dushnisky, President, Barrick

Kelvin Dushnisky was appointed President of Barrick in August 2015 and joined the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2016. He provides overall leadership to the organization and holds responsibility for the execution of Barrick’s strategic priorities.

Mr. Dushnisky represents Barrick at the World Gold Council (Chair, Investment Committee), and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). He is a
member of the International Advisory Board of the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the Accenture Global Mining Executive Council. Mr. Dushnisky served on a National Advisory Council for a series of roundtables evaluating Canada’s role in emerging markets.

Pierre Lassonde

Chairman
Franco-Nevada Corporation

Pierre Lassonde, Chairman, Franco-Nevada Corporation

Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductee

Pierre Lassonde has long believed that a nation’s natural resources are not its commodities, but its people.

He launched Franco-Nevada Mining in 1982, after teaming up with Seymour Schulich. In 2008, Lassonde, along with David Harquail and the Franco team who had followed him at Newmont, acquired Newmont’s royalty portfolio and revived Franco-Nevada as the largest gold royalty company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The $1.2 Billion IPO was, at the time, the largest mining IPO ever offered on the TSE. Mr. Lassonde has received many awards, including Mining Man of the Year (1997) and Developer of the Year (1999) with Seymour Schulich, the Inco Medal (2001), several honorary doctorates in Canada and the USA, and the Order of Canada in 2002.

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