CIM Council

2021-2022 CIM Council Members


Pierre Julien

Pierre Julien is an Executive Vice President with DRA Global and President of DRA Americas. He is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the global mining industry.

He is the founder of Lincoln Strategic and ORE+PROS, two mining industry service providers. Prior to forming Lincoln Strategic, he was the President and CEO of Norcast Castings Inc., and was also the President of Outotec North America.

Julien graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines in 1984 and holds an MBA from the Queen’s School of Business (1999).

He is the Past Chairman of the Canadian Mineral Processors Society (CMP), a former CIM Council member and was awarded the CIM Fellowship award in 2017.

Anne Marie Toutant



Michael Cinnamond

Incoming President-Elect


Samantha Espley

Immediate Past President


Past President and Ex-Officio

Roy Slack

Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Eric Talbot

Director at large

Garth Kirkham
Kirkham Geosystems

District Vice-Presidents

Eastern District, Second Year

Serge Perrault

Eastern District, First Year

Stefanie Vo

Central District, Second Year

Andrew Smith
Dumas Mining

Central District, First Year

Curtis Clarke
Golder Associates Ltd.

Western District, Second Year

Cameron Stockman
CEC Mining Systems Corp.

Western District, First Year

Jason Belanger
Nutrien Ltd.

Society Chairs

Canadian Mineral Processors Society

Stuart McTavish
SF McTavish Consutling Inc.

Environmental and Social Responsibility Society

Karen Chovan

Geological Society

Dan Marhsall
Simon Fraser University

Health and Safety Society

Glenn Lyle

Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society

Dominique Privé
STI Maintenance

Metallurgy and Materials Society

Mansoor Barati
University of Toronto

Management & Economics Society

Jacqueline Allison

Mining Society of Nova Scotia

Maggie Mackay
Klohn Crippen Berger

Society for Rock Engineering

Mike Yao

Surface Mining Society

Ross Pritchard
Teck Resources Limited

Underground Mining Society

George Darling
Sand Storm Gold


Award Winner Spotlight

CIM has a long and proud tradition of honouring the accomplishments of those who excel in the industry. The achievements and dedication of our award winners make Canada a force to be reckoned with in the mining world. Their legacy inspires tomorrow's leaders.

Past Award Winners

Be flexible and open to change as it happens to all of us in our careers and leads to challenging and exciting new experiences.

Deborah McCombe, 2020 Winner of the CIM Distinguished Service Award