Born in Winnipeg, Jensen grew up in mining towns, learned the values of hard work and self-reliance and saved to attend the University of Toronto, where she earned a BSc in geology in 1979. She is best known as the first female to head the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where she championed policies to improve investor protection and encourage diversity for executives and directors of public companies. Before joining the OSC, Jensen served as SVP, surveillance and compliance at IIROC and President at Market Regulation Services. She also held senior positions at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), including Director of Mining Services during the aftermath of the Bre-X scandal. She was a TSX member of the Mining Standards Task Force that laid the groundwork for National Instrument 43-101, which became a globally recognized disclosure standard for mining projects. Jensen’s previous 20-year career in mining enabled her to take a pragmatic science-based approach to solving industry and regulatory challenges. As a longstanding champion of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) she introduced policies for disclosure of gender diversity on boards and is Chair of the Prosperity Project created to help women stay in the workforce during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Jensen’s contributions to industry causes and associations were purposeful and far-reaching. She played a leadership role in strengthening industry associations, notably the PDAC and CIM. Jensen has received broad public and industry recognition for her many achievements, including induction to the Investment Industry Hall of Fame (2020), The Toronto Life’s 50 most influential people in 2013 and 2014, PDAC’s Distinguished Service Award (2008), CIM’s Robert Elver Mineral Economics (2004) and CIM’s Distinguished Lecturer Award (2000). Maureen will be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame this year.
Jody Kuzenko was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Torex Gold in June 2020, having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer since joining the Company in October 2018. She is a senior mining executive with over 20 years of operational and business experience, mainly acquired at Vale (formerly Inco). After the first four years at Inco as Chief Legal Officer, Jody moved to the operational side of the business where she held roles of increasing responsibility in operations management. She has a proven record of execution and leadership in many areas of mining operations including refining, strategy, safety, health and environment, energy and utilities, and community, labour and government relations.
Jody holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario, an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University, and has completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. She is a founding Advisory Board member of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University and serves as a Director of Torex Gold and the World Gold Council. Previous Board experience includes the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Association of Major Power Consumers of Ontario and Industrial Gas Users Association, Canada. In 2020, she was named one of the ‘Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ by Women in Mining UK as well as one of the ‘2020 Names to Know’ by CIM Magazine.
Premier Silver was 1st elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election for the 33rd Legislative Assembly on October 11, 2011. He was re-elected in the general election for the 34th Legislative Assembly on November 7, 2016. On April 12, 2021, he was re-elected in the general election for the 35th Yukon Legislative Assembly. In addition to his duties as Premier, he also serves as Minister responsible for the Executive Council Office and Minister of Finance. He has been leader of the Yukon Liberal Party since August 17, 2012.
Originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Silver has lived in Dawson City since 1998. Prior to his election to the legislative assembly, he led the mathematics department at Robert Service School in Dawson City and coached, mentored and tutored youth. He also volunteered for many community organizations such as the Dawson City Fire Department, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in community events, Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon and White Ribbon Dawson. He served as president of the Dawson City Music Festival. As a musician, he played with many Yukon bands, including a two-year stint with the Pointer Brothers.
While living and working in the small, vibrant community of Dawson, Premier Silver was an active and involved educator in the First Nations community. He supervised practicums for the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program and was involved with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Justice department and the restorative justice process including Community Group Conferencing. He worked with youth and mentored a number of at-risk teens in the community. He is a dedicated participant in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Moosehide Gatherings.
The Premier holds degrees in math and psychology from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Maine.
Duncan Wood, PhD, is Vice President for Strategy and New Initiatives at the Wilson Center. Previously, he was Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and now serves as a Senior Advisor to the Institute. He is an internationally renowned specialist on North American politics, Mexico and U.S.-Mexican ties who lectures and publishes on hemispheric issues and relations. He regularly gives testimony to the U.S. Congress on U.S.-Mexico relations, is a widely quoted source on Mexican politics, and has published extensively on this and other issues. He is the author or editor of 12 books and more than 30 chapters and articles. He is currently co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption, has worked closely with the WEF on Energy policy, and is a member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica. From 1996-2012, he was a professor and the director of the International Relations Program at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City for 17 years. Over the course of his 30 year career he has been a Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); an editorial advisor to Reforma and El Universal newspapers; Technical Secretary of the Red Mexicana de Energia; a consultant with McLarty Associates, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Horizon and Eurasia Group; and owner of a speakeasy in Mexico City. He studied in the UK and Canada, receiving his Doctorate in Political Studies from Queen’s University, Canada, and is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Visit Award for contributions to the Mexico-Canada relationship. He is a life-long fan of Liverpool Football Club and will hopefully Never Walk Alone.
Chairman Pan American Silver
Vice-Chairman and CEO Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
President and CEO Franco-Nevada Corp.
President and CEO Barrick
Executive co-Chairman and Founder Ivanhoe Mines
Independent Non-Executive Director Glencore plc
Executive Chairman Yamana Gold
Chairman Franco-Nevada Corp.
CEO Franco-Nevada Corp.
President and CEO Teck Resources Limited
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer IAMGOLD Corporation
Chairman Lundin Group of Companies
President and CEO Lucara Diamond Corp
President, CEO and Director B2Gold Corp.
Director Cameco Corporation
CEO and Director Pelangio Exploration Inc.
Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager Sprott Asset Management
Portfolio Manager and Gold Strategist VanEck
Vice President Marret Asset Management Inc.
Vice-President and Director Haywood Securities
Global Managing Partner, Mining ERM
President, Chief Economist and Strategist Rosenberg Research & Associates Inc.
Welcome back to all of our loyal subscribers and investor audience…and for those of you that are discovering TNM’s Global Mining Symposium for the first time, we hope that you will tune in to see what has made this a unique event over the last three years.
As the tensions over the Ukraine mount, geopolitical risk is taking center stage and when that is combined with robust demand forecasts for critical metals and the uncertain supply projections, it is without hyperbole that I can say now more than ever is a crucial time to ensure you are getting the best inputs into your investment decisions. The Northern Miner team has assembled a World Class group of leaders to bring you just that so that you can better understand what a changing world order can mean to the mining and metals space.
We offer a heartfelt thanks the industry leaders that support this endeavour by continuing to dedicate their time to join us and share their outlooks. The Q1 edition is bringing you a roster headlined by industry leaders including Mark Cutifani, Ian Telfer, Martin Lokanc from the World Bank & Britt Bluemel, just to name a few as well as, an incredible ESG focused panel, sponsored by Onyen.
Guiding the conversation will be our cast of leading journalists, whose expertise lets them ask all the right questions, but if they don’t cover something you need to know, no worries, you the delegate can ask because as always the Global Mining Symposium is fully live, unlike most other virtual events.
And of course, as always, we are bringing you a suite of exciting juniors that are poised to accomplish some big things in the year ahead as they are advancing some of the industry’s best projects, and can share their innovative technologies that will help them drive value in the coming year.
We look forward to our hosting our engaged audience and responding to your excellent questions and comments for our team and for our guests.
We look forward to hosting you on February 23 & 24, 2022 as well as, our Q2 Symposium taking place May 25 & 26th, 2022, with the the Q3 Symposiums coming in September. Perhaps most exciting of all we will be back to hosting the Symposium in London, UK at Canada House for Q4, which will be a hybrid format of in-person as well as, virtually, so we can continue to keep the global engagement.
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