Tailings Standard Panel Session 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 2:00-3:30PM MST

Implementing the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management: What it means to me

In this panel session for the 2020 Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, we want to explore different perspectives on what the GISTM means to representatives of the various designated groups, from a personal perspective. We will hear from the key roles identified in the GISTM (Accountable Executive, Responsible Tailings Facility Engineer, Engineer of Record, Independent Tailings Review Board) as well as perspectives from corporate governance, regulators, and insurers. Key themes of the panel discussion will include:

  • What does the GISTM mean to you?
  • What are the challenges associated with implementing the GISTM for your role?
  • What do you see as the biggest changes that need to occur to implement the GISTM?
  • Do you think you have more or less responsibility? Do you think you have more or less empowerment to do you role effectively?
  • What training, procedures and practices are you or your company implementing to achieve the intent of the GISTM?
Role Panelist
Corporate Governance Tamara Johndrow, Director Tailings & Water, Freeport-McMoRan
Accountable Executive Gord Leavoy, Vice-President, Mineral Processing, Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.
Regulator Charlie Cobb, State Dam Safety Engineer, Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources
Responsible Tailings Facility Engineer (RTFE) Chris Anderson, Manager, Tailings & Mine Waste, Teck Resources Limited
Engineer of Record (EOR) Chris Hatton, Senior Program Leader, Golder Associates Inc.
Independent Tailings Review Board (ITRB) Richard Davidson, Vice President, AECOM
Moderators Mike Henderson, Principal, BGC Engineering Inc.  
Kate Patterson, Associate, Tailings and Water Resources Engineer, Klohn Crippen Berger