The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) welcomes a newly appointed Chair to take on the role for the next two years. David Clarry, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Hudbay Minerals Inc., was appointed to the role to replace Gordon Stothart, President and CEO of IAMGOLD, and bring his extensive knowledge and experience within the mining sector.
Clarry has a long history of roles within the engineering and industrial sectors. He worked his longest stint for Hatch Ltd., where his roles ranged from ‘Consultant’ to ‘Director’ in various international engineering and consulting endeavours.
Clarry currently holds the VP position at Hudbay Minerals Inc., where he develops and maintains corporate health and safety standards, environmental awareness, and community initiatives. Clarry has also been a dedicated member of some MAC committees over the past few years, including the Executive, International Social Responsibility, and Indigenous Relations committees.
Taking The Helm of MAC
Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of MAC says, “We are pleased to have David assume the leadership position at MAC [...] as a CSR leader in our sector, David is well versed on many of the issues affecting our industry today, including climate change, corporate responsibility, Indigenous collaboration and responsible business practices abroad. We are particularly pleased to have him as Chair given his familiarity with MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining® initiative, our commitment to sustainable mining, and know he will provide important input to the work we do.”
Gratton speaks very highly of the current and former members in the Chair role and welcomes Clarry as a significant asset to the organisation. “As a longtime MAC member, I am honoured to be assuming the Chair position at such an important time for Canada’s mining sector [...] as one of the most significant contributors to Canada’s GDP and as an employer in communities across the country, our industry has an essential role to play in COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. As someone with extensive experience in CSR strategy in mining, I look forward to bringing Canada’s leadership role in sustainable mining practices to the forefront during my tenure as Chair and will work to ensure the mining sector is given the opportunity to reach its full potential in the years to come.”