Governance and Organizational Structure

The implementation of our new strategy demands the investment of every employee. To help focus our work, Kinross has instituted an organizational structure that further strengthens our governance of corporate responsibility, acknowledging the crucial importance it plays in maintaining our social license to operate.

In 2009, the Board’s Environment, Health and Safety Committee was renamed the Corporate Responsibility Committee, with an expanded mandate. We created a corporate External Relations and Corporate Responsibility Group, with an Executive Vice-President, External Relations and Corporate Responsibility (ER/CR) reporting to our CEO, plus the newly established position of Vice-President, Corporate Responsibility. The ER/CR Group oversees corporate responsibility (including environment), community relations and project permitting, each a strategic priority for the Company. The composition of the group, which also includes government relations and corporate communications, reinforces collaboration among the key functions associated with corporate responsibility, permitting and external relations.

In 2009, we also created a new position of Vice-President, Health and Safety reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

To support the development of the CR strategy, a Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee, which includes representatives from the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), led the approval of key elements of strategy development and liaised with the full SLT and Board. The Committee is supported by a cross-functional Working Group made up of regional and corporate representatives, which developed key elements of the strategy. The Working Group also drafts and reviews CR policies and contributes to other elements of CR strategy implementation.

Board of Directors Corporate Responsibility Committee

  • John K. Carrington
    Corporate Director
  • John A. Keyes
    Corporate Director
    Chair, CR Committee
  • Catherine McLeod-Seltzer
    Independent Chairman,
    Pacific Rim Mining Corporation
  • Terence C. W. Reid
    Corporate Director