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Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations

Release of Corporate Governance best practices survey report for mining sector

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries ("CSCS") invites you to attend the Governance Boot Camp for Mining Organizations.

The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries is pleased to host a panel discussion on the unique and challenging governance issues facing the Canadian mining industry. Hear directly from Canada's top mining authorities and engage in an interactive discussion.

Key topics will include:

  • Governance Best Practices for Mining - An overview
    • Precedents, mandates, committees of the board
  • Composition of the board of directors
    • Who should be involved
    • Key skill sets for mining boards
    • Addressing diversity
  • Technical committees and the minimal disruption of knowledge
  • Key challenges with keeping continuity of oversight
  • Risk Management
  • Executive Compensation Disclosure.

Hay Group will also present the results of their recent Corporate Governance best practices survey report for the mining sector.


Steve Vaughan, Partner, Heenan Blaikie LLP
Mr. Vaughan is a mining and natural resources law lawyer, is a partner with Heenan Blaikie. For more than four decades, Mr. Vaughan has advised and represented Canadian and international mineral exploration and mining companies, served on many governmental advisory committees and, in recent years, has, among other things been involved in corporate governance and natural resources transactions in more than 65 countries.

Peter Alexander Crossgrove, CPG, O.C., Chairman, Excellon Resources Inc., Co-Chairman, Detour Gold
Mr. Crossgrove is a Member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. He is currently co-Chairman of Detour Gold and the former Chairman and a founder of Masonite International Corporation. He has been in the mining industry for almost his entire career and sits on various boards of directors including, Lake Shore Gold, Pelangio Exploration and Dundee REIT and previously served on the Board of Barrick Gold (for 22 years) and as CEO and Vice Chairman of Placer Dome Inc. He has also served as a management and volunteer leader in Ontario's health care sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA and was a Sloan Fellow in the Doctorate Program at Harvard University.


Christopher Chen, National Director, Executive Compensation for Canada, Hay Group

Mr. Chen has worked extensively with private and public sector clients across Canada in the areas of corporate governance, compensation strategy, competitive benchmarking and incentive design. A former lawyer and compensation director, he brings deep technical and industry expertise to his clients.

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (1:15 - 4:00 PM)
Location: Fairmont Royal York, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

*Please note that this session will also be held in Vancouver, BC, on April 25, 2014.

For more information and to register please click here: http://www.cscs.org/Mining_Boot_Camp

In Partnership With: Hay Group
Media Sponsor: Listed Magazine

ABOUT CSCS: The Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) is the voice of Corporate Secretaries and governance professionals in Canada. Our members deal with the day-to-day matters of corporate governance, including the structure and meetings of the board of directors and its committees, compliance issues, disclosure to stakeholders, annual meetings and more.  CSCS provides valuable and timely information on recent changes which affect our members in all sectors and practical advice on handling the responsibility of the role.

SOURCE Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries

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