CIM (The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum) has welcomed former Falconbride and Xstrata executive, Ian Pearce, to the CIM Council in the role of Incoming President-Elect from 2024-2025.
The role of Incoming President-Elect is a dynamic position that will see Pearce work closely with the President and President-Elect to provide direction to CIM that will ensure it continues to be the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries, CIM said.
“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Ian Pearce as the CIM Incoming President-Elect,” Pierre Julien, current President, said. “Ian brings exceptional global mining experience to CIM. Ian is a proven leader, mine builder, innovator and advocate for diversity and inclusion in our industry. His broad experience and insights will further strengthen CIM’s executive team and its ability to execute its vision to be a trusted authority and collective source for advancing the mineral industry towards a sustainable future.”
Pearce will assume the role of CIM President in May 2024 following Michael Cinnamond (2023-2024) and Anne Marie Toutant (2022-2023).
“Ian’s passion for connecting people and innovating across the breadth of the mining lifecycle combined with his experience in engineering, technology, sustainability and high-level project management roles will be invaluable to CIM as the mining industry collaborates with stakeholders to responsibly source materials needed at this time of global transition,” Toutant said. “Ian has long championed the idea that fresh perspectives can carry the industry forward toward exciting and important possibilities. His long history of leadership, combined with a deep understanding of the industry, makes him an ideal person to ensure that CIM continues to make a thoughtful and positive impact on the community.”
With more than 35 years of experience as a leader and innovator within the mining industry, Pearce has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the mining sector. He has held senior engineering and project management roles at Fluor Inc and executive roles at Falconbridge Limited and Xstrata Nickel.
He currently serves as Chair of the Board of MineSense Technologies Ltd, Chair of the Board of Directors at New Gold Inc, and Non-Executive Director at Metso Outotec, Northland Power Inc and NextSource Materials Inc. Pearce is a Senior Advisor at KoBold Metals and Electrasteel.