Marie-Helene Turgeon

Marie-Hélène has 18 years of experience in Environmental Management, legal compliance and stakeholder engagement. She has been supporting mining companies designing sustainable projects, assessing and managing environmental & social impacts as well as obtaining and maintaining social license to operate. She has worked on the construction, permitting an operation of large-scale projects such as Detour Lake Mine (DGC, Ontario) and Cobre Panama (FQML, Panama) as part of the operations senior leadership team. In recent years, she has been actively involved in developing Tailings Stewardship programs. Marie-Hélène holds a BSc in Geology from McGill University and a Masters of Environment from Sherbrooke University.

She served as Chair of the Ontario Mining Association Environment Committee and as an OMA member for 7 years, she was involved in informing government policy as it relates to mining industry regulation. She actively participates to CIM events as a speaker and on the ESRS multi-stakeholder round table where diversity is a main topic. She also mentors for the PDAC program.

She brings learnings from working with women in different cultures around the world. She has been an advocate for women inclusion in company policies, operating procedures and overall organization through her roles at the senior management table of new operations.