Past President

Roy Slack is a professional engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in mine construction, design, and development, on projects throughout Canada and around the world.

He has worked with JS Redpath Limited, BLM Mining Services and operated his own consultancy firm, Mine Project Services. In 1998, he started Cementation’s operations in North America as the company’s president. Cementation is a mine contracting and engineering firm that provides design-build and construction management services to the mining sector. Today, Cementation is one of the largest mine contractors in North America and part of one of the largest mine contracting organizations in the world, the Cementation Group. Cementation Canada has been recognized numerous times as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. In 2016, the company was recognized as a Safest Employer in Canada Gold Winner in the natural resources sector.

Roy is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston with a degree in Mining Engineering.

A long-time member of CIM, Roy was the chair and a member of the team that revived the CIM Northern Gateway Branch which was recognized in 2008 with the Mel W. Bartley Outstanding Branch Award. In that same year he was awarded the Engineer’s Medal for Entrepreneurship by the Professional Engineers of Ontario. In 2009, he was given the Metal Mining Society Award by CIM. In 2012, he was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

Roy has been active in numerous safety initiatives and in 2013 was appointed to the Province of Ontario’s first Prevention Council to advise the government on workplace safety. He currently serves on the CIM Safety Task Force.