Advisory council chair
Vice president, sustainable development, Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
Ben Chalmers is vice president, sustainable development at the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), based in Ottawa, Canada. In this role, Mr. Chalmers is responsible for the implementation of Towards Sustainable Mining. He also works with MAC members on issues related to corporate responsibility within Canada and internationally. Mr. Chalmers began working in the mining sector in 2004 as an environmental supervisor at Myra Falls Operations, a zinc and copper mine in Western Canada. He holds a Master’s degree from Royal Roads University in Environmental Management and a Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University in Geography. He also is the industry co-chair of the Centre of Excellence on CSR and a board member for the Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem Services. He is a Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum distinguished lecturer for his work on resource revenue transparency with the Publish What You Pay coalition.