The Importance of Mining to Canada, Donald R. Lindsay, President and CEO, Teck Resources Limited, November 30, 2021

Don R. Lindsay is President and Chief Executive Officer of Teck Resources Limited, one of Canada’s leading mining companies. Lindsay studied mining engineering at Queen’s University (B.Sc., Hons.), and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He worked underground in Uranium City, Saskatchewan, and was a foreman at the Iron Ore Company of Canada.

He is currently Chair of the Business Council of Canada and a Director of Manulife Financial Corporation. He recently completed a three-year term as Chair of the International Council on Mining and Metals, and was previously Chair of the Board of Governors for Mining and Metals at the World Economic Forum. He also serves on the Board of Directors for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Alpine Canada, York House School, and is an Honorary Governor of the Royal Ontario Museum.

Prior to joining Teck in 2005, Don was President of CIBC World Markets Inc..  From 1985 to 2004, he led the bank’s Investment &  Corporate Banking Division, the Asia Pacific Region and founded  CIBC’s Global Mining Group.

Don has received a number of accolades and awards including the Nature Trust of British Columbia Conservation Champion Award (2014), the British Columbia Community Achievement Award (2014), the CIM Distinguished Service Medal (2014), the Business in Vancouver CEO of the Year Award (2014), and the Mining  Association of British Columbia’s Mining Person of the Year (2009). He also received an Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award (2017) from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for his work with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

In 2012, he received the Kathleen Beaumont-Hill distinguished alumni award from Queen’s University, and he has been the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Windsor (2018) and Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (2013).

Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal in 2002, Don was honoured again with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012. He was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2014.