CIM Council


CIM Council

2022-2023 CIM Council Members

Anne Marie Toutant



Anne Marie Toutant is an independent non-executive director and mining executive who brings over 35 years of experience in the mining industry with extensive operations and technical expertise including the safe commissioning, world class start-up and initial operations of the $18B Fort Hills project, deployment testing of autonomous trucks in northern Alberta, final reclamation of Wapisiw Lookout (the first reclaimed oil sands tailings pond), and the consolidation of mining activities in the Suncor’s Millennium Mine, one of the world’s largest open-pit mines.

Since late 2020, she has been a Non-Executive Director for IAMGOLD and has served on several charitable and industry related boards over the years including the Suncor Energy Foundation and the Mining Association of Canada, serving as Chair from 2017-2019. Anne Marie is a founding member of Women in Mining Calgary (WIMYYC).  A Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), Ms. Toutant is currently the Institute's President and is a recipient of the Past Presidents’ Memorial Medal recognizing her passion for minesite safety and mentoring young men and women in the mining industry. A professional engineer, Anne Marie holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta and is the proud mom of two accomplished women.

Michael Cinnamond



Ian Pearce

Incoming President-Elect


Pierre Julien

Immediate Past President

Governance Commitee Chair


Past President and Ex-Officio

Samantha Espley

Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Eric Talbot

Director at large

Garth Kirkham
Kirkham Geosystems

Director at large

Johnna Muinonen
Dumont Nickel

District Vice-Presidents

Eastern District, Second Year

Serge Perrault

Eastern District, First Year

Stefanie Vo

Central District, Second Year

Curtis Clarke
Golder Associates Ltd.

Central District, First Year

Betty Lin

Western District, Second Year

Jason Belanger
Nutrien Ltd.

Western District, First Year

Mary-Jane Piggot
Klohn Cripen Berger

Society Chairs

Canadian Mineral Processors Society

Stuart McTavish
SF McTavish Consulting Inc.

Environmental and Social Responsibility Society

Jenifer Hill

Geological Society

Andre Randall
Simon Fraser University

Health and Safety Society

Glenn Lyle

Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society

Dominique Privé
STI Maintenance

Metallurgy and Materials Society

Janice Zinck
Nova Scotia Government

Management & Economics Society

Carlos da Costa
SFU and UBC Lecturer

Mining Society of Nova Scotia

Morgan Schauerte

Society for Rock Engineering

Mike Yao

Surface Mining Society

Brad Strueby
Teck Resources Limited

Underground Mining Society

Ali Madiseh
University of British Columbia

CIM Committees

Award Winner Spotlight

Deborah McCombe, 2020 Winner of the CIM Distinguished Service Award

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