Mining Association of Canada elects first female chair

For the first time in it's 78-year history, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has elected a female chair.

The association announced on Wednesday that Zoë Yujnovich, President and CEO of the Iron Ore Company of Canada (Canada’s largest iron ore producer) (TSE:LIF.UN), will replace former-Xstrata Nickel CEO, Ian Pearce.

She has been elected to a two-year term.

“Our association has had increasing female representation on the MAC Board of Directors for many years, but Zoë’s appointment to Chair is an important milestone and signifies the growing leadership role of women in mining,” said Pierre Gratton president and CEO of MAC.

Yujanovich, who has served as First Vice-Chair since 2010, said she will focus on improving Canada's competitiveness and maintaining high standards of corporate responsibility.

"Part of how we do both is by maintaining and strengthening a focus on workplace diversity, which will also enable our sector to address our human resources challenges directly," she said.

MAC is the national organization for Canada's mining and mineral processing industry.

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