MAC taps Chisholm

The Mining Association of Canada has elected its newest chair, Rio Tinto’s Carolyn Chisholm.

Chisholm, who serves as general manager of External Affairs for Rio Tinto Canada, will serve a two-year term with MAC.

She replaces David Clarry, who is vice president for Corporate Social Responsibility for Hudbay Minerals. He was chair from June 2021 to June 2023.

“Carolyn comes to her new role with extensive familiarity with the industry and MAC, having been a committed participant on numerous working groups, including the Executive, Indigenous Relations, International Social Responsibility and Public Affairs committees over the past several years,” the group said, noting she has been chair of MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining governance team for two years.

“We are delighted to have Carolyn assume this leadership position at MAC,” added MAC President and CEO Pierre Gratton. “Her dedication to the sector, both through her work at Rio Tinto Canada and vast experience with our association through her extensive committee work, makes her extremely well suited to tackle the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Chisholm has several decades of experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, she worked for more than 20 years in external affairs and public policy in the private sector as vice president of a natural resources and environment group with global public affairs. 

The Mining Association of Canada is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry.

Source: Mining Association of Canada 

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