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.
KYLE L. STANFIELD, P.Eng.
Kyle Stanfield is a registered professional engineer with over 17 years of experience in environmental management, community relations and permitting related to major industrial projects. He started his career with Placer Dome in the mid-1990’s and has worked on a wide variety of mining projects in West Africa, South and Central America, as well as Canada prior to joining a Vancouver-based environmental consulting practice in 2000. Kyle has extensive community experience working with First Nations in Northwestern Ontario, Northwest Territories as well as British Columbia including having served as an environment and community coordinator at Musselwhite Gold Mine in the late 1990’s. He has successfully negotiated agreements with multiple First Nations including Memorandum’s of Understandings and Participation Agreements (aka Impact and Benefits Agreements). Mr. Stanfield also served as Manager of Projects with Rescan Environmental Services in Vancouver where he successfully led a $10M environmental assessment of the Galore Creek copper-gold project in British Columbia located within Tahltan First Nation traditional territory. Kyle is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Bio-Resource Engineering and also holds a diploma in Environmental Protection from Kwantlen Polytechnic.
Mr. Drost is a registered Professional Geoscientist (Ontario) with over twenty-five years of experience in the Canadian mining industry. He has a Master of Science degree in Mineral Exploration with readings in Mineral Economics (1987) from Queen's University at Kingston and brings considerable success in discovery, finance and mineral project development to the role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Royalty Inc. Mr. Drost is also former President and Director of Sabina Gold and Silver Corporation and former President and Director of Sandspring Resources Inc. He is also a Director of Mega Precious Metals Inc. and Director of Source Exploration Corporation. Prior to this, Mr. Drost was a consulting geologist to industry and with the Mines and Minerals Division of the Ontario Government.
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.
With over 17 years of Business and Management experience, Jason Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge to the Vector Construction Ltd. team. Mr. Thompson has been fortunate enough to work with some of the most advanced businesses in the forest and construction industries.
Jason has served in many different capacities throughout his career from Labourer to Manager. While in a management capacity he has taken on several distinct roles from Regional Manager of Safety, to Human Resources Assistant in charge of Organizational Development and most recently as Division Manager.
Throughout his career Jason has always demonstrated strong leadership skills, and has realized the importance of building and maintaining a successful team. Never settling, collaborative, out of the box thinker are a few adjectives that can be used to explain Jason. His commitment to continuous improvement and superior performance are second to none.
Jason and his wife Tara along with their three children are proud to call Northwestern Ontario home. A very active member of the community; Jason volunteers his time to many community groups; these include being a director on the North Superior Workforce Planning Board, Matawa ASAPP Program committee member, Forum North Planning Committee, and many others. Whether it’s a board meeting or at a hockey arena, you are sure to run in to Jason somewhere in the region.