Rob Doyle, Chief Financial Officer of Pan American Silver, Canada
Rob is a senior executive with more than 20 years of international experience in corporate finance, banking and capital allocation. Over his diverse career, Rob has developed expertise in negotiating financing, supervising finance, treasury and accounting functions, and guiding long term financial and operating strategy across international operations. He has been the Chief Financial Officer of Pan American Silver since January 2004, a time during which the company has grown dramatically. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice-President – Mining Finance and Metals Marketing with Standard Bank in New York for 6 years. Rob is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst with a B.Bus.Sc (Honours) Finance degree from the University of Cape Town. He lives with his wife and three young daughters in North Vancouver and is a keen outdoor enthusiast.
Rob is a strong believer in the business reasons for gender diversity in the workplace. Variety in perspectives, skill sets, experiences, leadership styles and opinions are critical ingredients to a robust decision-making process. Woman continue to be under-represented in the mining industry, which I believe is a key challenge that the industry must face as it attempts to reinvent and strengthen itself in difficult times. In pursuing his passion for this subject, Rob has completed the Level 1 Governance Education Program facilitated by the Canadian Board Diversity Council and has also participated as a mentor for the Woman Who Rock program.
“I would like to nominate Rob Doyle, Chief Financial Officer of Pan American Silver as a mining executive that “gets it” that gender diversity is important in the mining industry. He has demonstrated this to me through his personal championing of me and other females in our organization, by giving us positive feedback, through his naturally thoughtful choice of words when discussing the issue of women in mining, and by actively searching for female candidates during recruitment. He sets a good example to his male peers through this type of behaviour. He has also generously sponsored me to accompany him at the CFA Society Vancouver’s Women’s Symposium: Effecting Change, Closing the Gender Gap event. ” Pamela De Mark, P.Geo. – Director, Mineral Resources Pan American Silver
Donald Lindsay, President Teck Resources
Don Lindsay joined Teck as President in January 2005, was appointed to the Board in February 2005 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2005. He is a graduate of Queens University (B.Sc., Hons.) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A.). He is currently a director of Manulife Financial Corporation. Mr. Lindsay was employed by CIBC World Markets Inc. (investment banking) from 1985 to 2004 where he was President of CIBC World Markets Inc., Head of Investment and Corporate Banking and Head of the Asia Pacific Region.
“I would like to nominate Don Lindsay, President of Teck Resources. He placed Marcia Smith as the mine manager or Line Creek Operations a few years ago, there are now at least 3 women on the board of directors for Teck, and Teck has won a diversity award here in Canada under his leadership” Darlene Duerks, Shovel Operator Teck Resources