Hecla Mining Company, a 130-year-old company, is the United States largest silver producer, mining over 40% of that country’s silver. Phil has been its CEO for almost 20 years starting with the company when the price of silver was at its lowest price in the last 30 years. As a company with a long history, Hecla had significant legacy environmental liabilities which Phil made sure Hecla resolved with hundreds of millions of dollars of expenditures long before ESG became a thing. He sold Hecla’s mines in Venezuela where the company was the country’s largest gold producer using the proceeds to increase Hecla’s ownership to 100% of one the world’s best silver mines, Greens Creek. He has encouraged the development of a new mining method at the long-lived Lucky Friday mine which makes the next twenty years of the mine safer and more productive. He is a leading voice for the importance of silver as a metal necessary for renewable energy. He has seen the highs and lows of our industry.
Ms. Thomas is a Canadian geologist with over twenty-five years of experience in the Canadian mining industry, including her previous roles as Vice President, Aber Resources, now Dominion Diamond Corp., CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corp., and CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation. In 2007, Ms. Thomas founded Lucara Diamond Corporation, with partners Lukas Lundin and Catherine McLeod Seltzer; since February 2018, Ms. Thomas is President and CEO of the company. In 2008 Ms. Thomas is one of only four Canadians that year to be named to the “Young Global Leaders”, by the World Economic Forum, and in 2007 she was selected as one of ‘Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women’. Ms. Thomas is currently a director of Suncor Energy Inc. and is Suncor’s Chair of the Governance Committee.
Ms. Miller is a professional engineer, executive, and corporate director with 20+ years of experience in engineering design and project management in the mining and transportation industries. Ms. Miller is currently the Vice President of Cybersecurity & Operational Technology at JDS Operational Technologies, part of the JDS Group of Companies. She also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director for Wesdome Gold Mines and OMAI Gold Mines, Canadian gold mining companies, and a Strategic Advisor at Awz Ventures Inc., a venture capital fund focused on cybersecurity.
As a practicing engineer Ms. Miller worked primarily on tailings projects before transitioning to business development. She led the Business Development departments for two of the world’s largest engineering consulting firms’ Toronto offices: Bantrel with the backing of Bantrel’s parent company, Bechtel; and SNC-Lavalin’s Mining and Metallurgy. At JDS Ms. Miller has focused on building a team specialized in cybersecurity and operational technology and her team is providing these services to the resource industry.
She is a strong advocate on issues pertaining to women in engineering and received the 2017 Leading Women Building Communities Award for her work in this area.
Ms. Miller graduated from the University of Oxford, Saïd School of Business, with an MBA focused on finance and strategy; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (specializing in geotechnical engineering); and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto in Mineral and Geological Engineering.
Stephen Stewart, CEO & Director, QC Copper & Gold9:40am GMT
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Chris Frostad, President & CEO, Purepoint Uranium Group10:40am GMT
Nadine Miller, VP Cyber Security, JDS Energy & Mining11:20am GMT
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Anthony Moreau, CEO and Director, American Eagle Gold1:05pm GMT
Eira Thomas, President & CEO, Lucara Diamond1:20pm GMT
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Nicole Brewster, President & CEO, Renforth Resources2:10pm GMT
Nathalie Camden, Associate Deputy Minister of Mines, Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
Jocelyn Douhéret, Director of the Business Development Office, Société du Plan Nord
Jonathan Lafontaine, Mining Exploration Monitor, Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
Tony Brisson, President and CEO, SOQUEM INC.
Jean-François Béland, Vice président, Ressources Québec, Investissement Québec2:30pm GMT
Phil Baker, President & CEO, Hecla Mining Company3:30pm GMT
Sean Boyd, Executive Chair of the Board, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.4:20pm GMT
Sean Boyd, Executive Chair of the Board, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.
Eira Thomas, President & CEO, Lucara Diamond
Phil Baker, President & CEO, Hecla Mining Company
Nadine Miller, VP Cyber Security JDS Energy & Mining
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