The Ontario Mining Affiliation (OMA) introduced that Natasha Vaz would be the subsequent chair of its board of administrators. When she assumes the function in September, Vaz will develop into the primary lady to function chair of the OMA, which was established in 1920 to symbolize mining corporations within the province.
Vaz is at present chief working officer at Kirkland Lake Gold (TSX: KL; NYSE: KL; ASX: KLA), having been promoted to the place in March of this 12 months. She joined Kirkland Lake in 2019, first as vice-president of technical companies, then as senior vice-president of technical companies, know-how and innovation, and is knowledgeable engineer with over 20 years of operational and technical expertise within the mining business.
Vaz is taking up from the outgoing chair, Mike McCann, who’s leaving the OMA to just accept the place of president and CEO at Iron Ore Firm of Canada. McCann is changing the appearing president and CEO of the corporate, Donald Tremblay.
“I’ve little question that the abilities and management capabilities she is going to deliver to this new function will additional our collective strategic ambitions and our purpose-driven imaginative and prescient for Ontario mining,” McCann mentioned in a launch. “Her appointment as the primary lady to steer the board marks an necessary milestone in OMA’s historical past – one whose time has definitely come as we rejoice the affiliation’s centenary and grasp rising alternatives to reshape the business.”