Debbie Villeneuve

As Financial Officer, Debbie is responsible for MAC’s day-to-day financial management operations. Specifically, her responsibilities include accounts receivable/payable, the preparation of financial statements and payroll as well as the preparation of audit working papers and audited financial statements.  Debbie is a seasoned financial professional with diverse experience in accounting, fund and cash flow management, and […]

Marilyn Fortin

Marilyn oversees the operational activities of the association, including human resources, information technology, finance, and facilities management. Marilyn also is the primary contact for membership and member services, coordinates Board of Directors events and conferences, and provides a Board secretariat function. Prior to joining MAC in 2003, Marilyn held management positions with public, private and […]

Debbie MacVicar

Manages MAC’s reception area, assists with events programming and provides administrative support for various facets of the association.

Katherine Gosselin

Katherine is responsible for the management of the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining initiative. She joins MAC from Natural Resources Canada, where she worked with Latin American governments to promote sustainable mining practices and provided advice in support of North American trade negotiations. More recently, Katherine was responsible for Canada’s international collaboration and […]

Cynthia Waldmeier

As MAC’s Senior Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Cynthia is responsible for corporate communications, issues management, media relations, social media, website management, publications, and annual communications campaigns. Cynthia works with MAC’s policy experts, members, stakeholders and partners to develop and implement communications plans, strategies and activities to support the association’s many objectives. Prior to […]

Tara Shea

Tara works with members, Indigenous organizations and governments, stakeholders and government decision makers on policy related to Indigenous engagement, wildlife management and biodiversity conservation. She is the policy lead on issues related to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and leads MAC’s Indigenous Relations Committee which focuses on matters related to […]

Geoff Smith

Engaging with Parliamentarians and federal officials on mining sector issues is a key function MAC undertakes on behalf of its members. As Vice President, Government Relations, Geoff is responsible for identifying opportunities and developing strategies to advance MAC priorities in Ottawa. Having spent eight years as the Director of Government Relations for the Canadian Electricity […]

Photinie Koutsavlis

Photinie works to advance the mining industry’s understanding of key economic issues, including taxation, international trade and investment, infrastructure and innovation. She is also responsible for guiding MAC and its members in supporting an orderly transition toward a lower carbon future, and to being constructive partners in the fight against climate change. Photinie previously served […]

Charles Dumaresq

Charles focuses on regulatory and environmental aspects of mining, including mine waste management, effluent quality, and monitoring and mitigating effects on water quality and the aquatic environment. Prior to joining MAC, Charles spent 22 years with the Government of Canada, working on issues related to mining and the environment. He is experienced in technical and […]

Justyna Laurie-Lean

Justyna works with MAC members in addressing and understanding the federal regulatory and legislative environment that Canadian mining companies adhere to. In her role, she monitors emerging regulatory issues and participates in policy development for a wide range of federal acts and regulations. Prior to joining MAC in 1991, Justyna worked in various mining operations […]