Please join us to congratulate in person: Deborah McCombe, President and CEO of RPA Inc., and Louise Grondin, Senior VP Environment & Sustainable Development of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited both of whom were named as Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2014 by WIM UK. In addition Louise Grondin was sponsored by our group for the 2013 and 2014 WIM Canada Trailblazer Award. We will be presenting both of them with our own certificates of recognition!
The topic for our June networking luncheon is:
I didn’t see you underground but I smelt you, Boss Missus!
The South African mining industry has been called the ‘last bastion of exclusive male employment’ with limited women’s participation. Traditional and cultural norms are still obstacles.
My intrepid journey in an underground mining city in South Africa.
Cynthia Le Sueur-Aquin, B.Sc. (Eng.)
, has been a director and the President of Laurion Mineral Exploration Inc. since April 7, 2003. Ms. Le Sueur-Aquin has 36 years of mine management experience in the precious metal mining industry. She has been involved in global exploration and production operations including the development and project management of many mines, sand and slimes recovery sites, and gold recovery plants throughout the world. Her postings have provided her with direct exposure to cultural, political and regulatory issues in Indonesia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, Mexico, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana and other North African States. She also has experience in project financing, mining property acquisitions, corporate legal work and negotiations, company administration and investor relations. Ms. Le Sueur-Aquin worked for Randgold and Exploration Corporation Limited, Rand Leases (V) Gold Mining Corporation Limited and Gold Fields Limited prior to coming to Canada in 1995. She was also Senior Vice-President, Exploration and Mining Projects for Antares Mining and Exploration Corp. Since 1999, Ms. Le Sueur-Aquin has been working as a consultant in Huntsville, Ontario with Quaere Strategia Inc. and has completed numerous mineral valuations, evaluations and fairness opinions for planned mergers and acquisitions in connection therewith.