Kelvin Dushnisky was appointed Senior Executive Vice President on August 27, 2012. He has global responsibility for Government Relations, Permitting and Approvals, Corporate Responsibility, Investor Relations and Communications. Mr. Dushnisky also has oversight responsibility for Barrick Energy, the company’s Alberta-based oil and gas business and an important component of Barrick’s cost management strategy.
Having extensive international experience with project approvals, development agreements and public affairs, Mr. Dushnisky joined Barrick in April 2002 as Director, Regulatory Affairs, and was promoted to Vice President, Regulatory Affairs in January 2003, to Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs in September 2005, to Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs in November 2007 and to Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs in June 2010.
In February 2013, Mr. Dushnisky was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of London-listed African Barrick Gold plc.
Prior to Barrick, Mr. Dushnisky was a Managing Director at Altara Securities Inc. (now part of Manulife Financial). He also served as the Vice Chair, General Counsel and a founding Director of EuroZinc Mining Corporation, a Vice President of Sutton Resources Ltd. (acquired by Barrick) and a Vice President of Rescan Consultants Inc. He has served on the board of directors for a number of publicly listed companies.
He holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba and M.Sc. and J.D. degrees from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Dushnisky is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association and represents Barrick, along with CEO Jamie Sokalsky, at the World Gold Council and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). Mr. Dushnisky also serves on the boards of the Mining Association of Canada, the Institute of the Americas, the Canadian Council of the Americas and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.