CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award

It is our great pleasure to announce that Dominion Diamond’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Gaeleen MacPherson, has been selected to receive a CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award, which highlights the exceptional achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders.

The award will be presented in Vancouver at the Annual Awards Gala on Monday, May 7, during the 2018 Convention of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).

Congratulations Gaeleen!

About the Award

The CIM–Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award encourages and accelerates the development of leadership in Canadian mining by recognizing outstanding achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders. It recognizes those 39 years of age or under for exceptional achievement, as well as their potential for future leadership in various sectors of mining, including: corporate performance, operations, finance, technical services and innovation, marketing and trading, as well as services and support functions.

Nominees are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Their performance in terms of executing and achieving goals and objectives.
  • How they engage others at different levels of the organization to help them feel valued and respected members of the company.
  • Their expertise in team-building and improving team performance.
  • Their sensitivity to social responsibility.

Gaeleen MacPherson

Gaeleen MacPherson is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Dominion Diamond Mines. Gaeleen oversees the company’s human resource, training, communications, communities, legal and information management activities.

Gaeleen joined Dominion in September 2013 after several years with De Beers Canada Inc. in a number of progressively senior roles.

She earned her Bachelor of Management (B.Mgt.) with honors from the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. In addition to serving as past Chair of the Mine Training Society (MTS) of the Northwest Territories, Gaeleen is a current director of the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR).

Gaeleen has seen Dominion through an exciting time in the growth and expansion of the mine, overseeing labour negotiations, policy and procedure development, training and development programming, and compensation strategies.

Gaeleen is a lifelong Northerner and a proud Tłı̨chǫ member. She lives in Yellowknife with her husband, Chris, and son, Lachlan.


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