David Lindsay became the President and CEO of FPAC in September 2012. He was most recently a senior Deputy Minister in the Government of Ontario serving in the portfolios of Energy and Infrastructure, Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, Natural Resources, and Tourism and Culture.
Before this, he served as President and CEO of the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario. Lindsay was the founding President of the Ontario SuperBuild Corporation and the Ontario Jobs and Investment Board. He also served as Principal Secretary and Chief of Staff to the Premier of Ontario.
He is a Fellow of the Queen’s University School of Policy Studies and past Director of the Ireland Park Foundation, the Ontario Innovation Trust, the World Wildlife Fund, the Canadian Tourism Commission, the Public Policy Forum and the Empire Club of Canada.
A Graduate of Queen’s University School of Business (Commerce ’81), David is married to Charmaine and they have two adult children Tim and Sarah.
Colin Webster joined Goldcorp as the Director of Aboriginal, Government and Community Relations, for the Canada & USA Region in October of 2009. Prior to joining Goldcorp, Mr. Webster was partner (co-founder) at Blue Heron Solutions for Environmental Management, an environmental consultancy based in Timmins, providing services to the resource development industry. He is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Mining Engineering from Queen's University and has over 20 years of experience within industry and consulting. During his career Mr. Webster has gained valuable experience and insights within the areas of environmental management, community relations and Corporate Social Responsibility.
François Lecavalier is Vice-President – Infrastructure & Strategic Development in the Mining & Metallurgy Division of SNC-Lavalin, based in Montreal, Canada.
He works closely with key mining clients to develop appropriate infrastructure solutions and examine the financing options for key projects. On the strategic side, he is responsible for M&A activities, negotiations of partnerships and JVs, as well as contributing to the strategic plan for the Global Mining & Metallurgy Division.
He previously worked with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in its London headquarters as well as in Slovenia and Slovakia. As Director – Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, from 2006 to 2010 he grew the region’s portfolio from EUR 1.5 to 2 billion.
He started his career with the Canadian Department of Finance where, from 1989 to 1994, he actively participated in the negotiations of the NAFTA and GATT Uruguay Round.
Mr. Lecavalier holds a BA (Honours) in Economics and Political Studies from Trent University, Peterborough (Ontario) as well as an International Baccalaureate from Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific, Victoria (British Columbia).
He speaks French, English, Italian and Spanish.