CIM Council


CIM Council

2022-2023 CIM Council Members

Anne Marie Toutant



Anne Marie Toutant is a mining executive with more than 30 years of experience in the Canadian extractive industries with extensive operations and technical experience. She is recently retired from Suncor Energy, where she has held executive roles since 2004 and her work focused on leading priorities such as:

accelerating Suncor’s autonomous haulage system and the digital transformation of mining;
the safe commissioning, world-class start-up and operations of the $17B Fort Hills project;
the final reclamation of the Wapisiw Lookout (the first reclaimed oil sands tailings pond);
the consolidation of mining activities at the Millennium Mine, one of the world’s largest open-pit mines.

Her work helped secure the John T. Ryan Western Regional Award for Select Mines for 2011 safety performance at the Millennium Mine. Before 2004, Toutant held numerous operations and engineering roles in metallurgical and thermal coal mines in western Canada for Cardinal River Coals Ltd. and Luscar Ltd., becoming one of Canada’s early female mine managers in 1998.

She is passionate about workplace safety, social responsibility and mentoring future leaders. She has served as a Board Member of the Suncor Energy Foundation for seven years. Toutant is a graduate of the University of Alberta Mining School (1987) where she has been a member of the Mining School Advisory Committee (MIAC) and a visiting industry lecturer in Mining Engineering and the School of Business.

Toutant is the Past Chair of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and a Director from 2007-2019. She has been a Mining for Society (M4S) volunteer and was awarded the CIM Past Presidents’ Memorial Medal and the CIM Fellowship Award.

Michael Cinnamond



Ian Pearce

Incoming President-Elect


Pierre Julien

Immediate Past President


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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