Non-Executive Director, Pan American Silver Corp, West Fraser Timber Ltd, and FLSmidth & Co. | Administratrice indépendante de Pan American Silver, West Fraser Timber ltée et FLSmidth et co.
Gill is a former business executive with over 25 years of diversified experience in the metals and mining industry and the financial sector. She is a non-executive director for Pan American Silver Corp and West Fraser Timber Ltd (both Canadian listed companies) as well as for FLSmidth & Co (a Danish engineering company). Gill is also a director on the boards of the Trans Canada Trail as well as BC Parks Foundation.
Gill grew up in South Africa where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and then went on to become a Chartered Accountant. Gill’s first ten years in the workforce were spent in South Africa and in London, United Kingdom, where she worked in the accounting profession and in investment banking. She then spent 16 years with BHPBilliton in London and in Canada where she was involved with corporate and divisional strategy, mergers and acquisitions, divestments, exploration as well as project evaluation and development. Upon leaving BHP in 2012 she spent three years as the CEO of Coalspur, a dual listed thermal coal development company which was looking to develop a mine in Alberta.
For the past five years Gill has been working as a non-executive director while looking to combine her passion for the environment and conservation with the needs of society and the necessity for a functioning economy.
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