The Canadian Insitute of Mining, Metallurgyand Petroleum (CIM) has appointed Ian Pearce to the role of incoming President-Elect. Pearce work closely with the President and President-Elect to provide direction to CIM that will ensure it continues to be the leading not-for-profit technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries.
“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Ian Pearce as the CIM Incoming President Elect,” current president Pierre Julien said in a press release. “Ian brings exceptional global mining experience to CIM. Ian is a proven leader, mine builder, innovator and advocate for diversity and inclusion in our industry. His broad experience and insights will further strengthen CIM’s executive team and its ability to execute its vision to be a trusted authority & collective source for advancing the mineral industry towards a sustainable future.”
Pearce will assume the role of CIM president in May 2024 following Michael Cinnamond (2023-2024) and Anne Marie Toutant (2022-2023).
With more than 35 years of experience as a leader and innovator within the mining industry, Pearce has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the mining sector. He has held senior engineering and project management roles at Fluor Inc. and executive roles at Falconbridge Limited and Xstrata Nickel.
He currently serves as Chair of the Board of MineSense Technologies, Chair of the Board of Directors at New Gold, and Non-Executive Director at Metso Outotec, Northland Power Inc and NextSource Materials Inc. Pearce is also a Senior Advisor at KoBold Metals and Electrasteel.
Pearce’s interests go well beyond the mining industry. He is an active supporter of several non-profit organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, Engineers Without Borders Canada, the Trans Canada Trail, the Canadian Museum of Nature and Eva’s Initiative in Toronto.