CIRDI’s board oversees strategic direction, reviews activities and approves annual budgets. The members are:
- Ali Dastmalchian, dean of the Beedie School of Business, SFU
- Cassie Doyle, chief executive officer, CIRDI (ex officio, non-voting)
- Doug Horswill, former senior VP, sustainability, Teck Resources
- Louise Millette, director, Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering; head, Sustainable Development Office, EPM
- Stephen Nairne, managing director, Lundin Foundation
- Moura Quayle (chair), director, Liu Institute for Global Issues; professor, strategic design, UBC
- Ingrid Stefanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Environment, SFU
- Dirk van Zyl , Professor and Chair of Mining and the Environment at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia
The executive committee provides leadership to the Institute and oversees the implementation of CIRDI’s strategic plan.
- Cassie Doyle, chief executive officer
- Elaine Pura, chief operating officer and director of international programs
- Rob Stevens, director, partnerships and learning
- Mairi Murchison, director, program development
- Isabeau Vilandre, director, SUMM project
- Kirsten Dales, associate director, programs
- Gilian Dusting, manager, communications and media relations
- Chris Bastien, manager, finance
CIRDI’s finance and audit committee oversees the financial affairs of the Institute and implementation of financial and accounting policies consistent with the purpose of the Institute. Reporting to the CIRDI Advisory Board (formerly the “Executive Board”), the FAC is responsible for the following activities related to the governance of the Institute:
- overseeing the integrity of the Institute’s financial management and reporting systems;
- overseeing the effectiveness of the Institute’s internal controls;
- ensuring the independence of the Institute’s external auditors;
- monitoring risk management policies and systems.
The committee includes a representative from each coalition partner (UBC, SFU and PM). The members are:
- Cassie Doyle, CEO, CIRDI
- Francois Filiatrault, assistant director, finance, PM
- Brian Lee, assistant dean, Faculty of Arts, UBC
- Mark Zimmerman, director of strategy, planning and projects, VPFA’s Office, SFU
CIRDI’s advisory council provides knowledge, advice and insights from diverse perspectives to inform the Institute’s work and strategic direction.
The council comprises representatives from government, industry, academia, NGOs, indigenous communities and international organizations focused on resource sector governance, integrated natural resource management, economic development and poverty reduction.
The advisory council meets twice a year. Its members serve as volunteers. One seat is designated for a representative from Global Affairs Canada. Otherwise, members participate as individuals rather than as representatives of an organization. In order to encourage openness and the sharing of information, the CIRDI advisory council operates under the Chatham House Rule.
CIRDI advisory council membership
- Marian Campbell Jarvis, assistant deputy minister, minerals and metals sector, Natural Resources Canada
- Andrew Cheatle, executive director, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
- Ben Chalmers, vice president, sustainable development, Mining Association of Canada
- Cynthia Callison, founding partner, Callison & Hanna, Indigenous Advocate
- Steve D’Esposito, President, RESOLVE, Inc.
- Janine Ferretti, chief, Environmental Safeguards Unit, Inter-American Development Bank
- Susan Joyce, president, On Common Ground Consultants Inc.
- Patricia Peña, director general, Global Affairs Canada
- Ian Satchwell, senior fellow, Perth USAsia Centre, University of Western Australia; adjunct professor Sustainable Minerals Institute, the University of Queensland
- Christopher Sheldon, practice manager, energy & extractives, World Bank
- Bruce Sprague, BC Market leader, mining & metals, Ernst & Young