Mitchell -  - Markham, ON, Canada

Mike Mitchell

Markham, ON, Canada


Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), with practical and progressive experience in all aspects of human capital management in base and precious metals mining; labour relations and negotiations and HSSE/loss control management in Central Asia, West & East Africa, Latin/Central America, Canada, USA, and the Asia-Pacific region. Experienced in union and non-union environments; new operation start-up logistics; mergers, acquisitions, asset sale and divestitures and joint venture operations.

Work History

Senior Principal

Globe 24-7

deliver executive search and human resources consulting services to Globe 24-7 worldwide Client base.

Vice President, Human Resources

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.

May 2011 - June 2013

reporting to the Country Manager (Senior Vice President) and member of the Executive Committee (EXCO) this is the top human resources role for AGA’s operations in Ghana. Lead/take a pivotal role in the HR management area for the ‘turnaround’ project designed to bring Ghanaian operations ‘on track’ relative to all aspects of operations that currently employ some 7,000 personnel and produce +600k/oz. gold per annum.

Director -Human Resources & Administration

JerooyAltyn Gold

reporting to the General Director and member of the senior management team, as 1st HR professional responsible developing, implementing and maintaining all aspects of human resources, sustainable development, CSR, legal and government compliance, public/community relations, HSSE, translation and general administration services for Bishkek offices and Mine Site Camp. Open Pit/underground gold project situated at 3,500 meters and scheduled to produce 150-200,000 ounces of gold/year in the Talas Oblast.

General Manager- Human Resources

A.P. Moller-Maersk Group

report to the Managing Director and member of senior management team. APM Terminals (APMT) took over operation of the Apapa Terminal from the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA); as the 1st HR professional for the Apapa Terminal, charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing full human resources function covering 900 National and 26 Expatriate employees.

Director, Human Resources

Richmond Hill, Canada

report to the COO; member of the management team.

Manager, Human Resources

Barrick Gold Corporation

and member of the Management Committee
Requested to return to Barrick's wholly owned operation, Kahama Mining Corporation Limited, in Tanzania, East Africa to direct the stabilization the HR department/function; implementing 'best practices' in HR management functions. In addition to being responsible and accountable for HR/IR/ER, I also held responsibility for medical, town, aviation and education and development services.

Acting Manager, Human Resources for INCO's

Self Employed

Tanzania, Africa/ Toronto, Canada
As a senior HR professional completed significant assignments for such major international companies as Anglo Gold's mining contractor (DTP) at their Geita mine in Tanzania; Acting Manager, Human Resources for INCO's (now Vale) Voisey's Bay Project in Newfoundland, Canada, various merger issues for Kinross Gold subsequent to the merger with Echo Bay and TVX Gold.

Project Manager, Human Resources

Barrick Gold Corporation

Director, Human Resources and Executive Committee member

Central America and /U.S.A

As the company's first HR professional, directed the development and execution of all HR management functions, policies and procedures for Central America and US locations covering 175 expatriates and 850 national employees. Created harmonious labour relations environment and managed labour negotiations; directed the implementation of Total Loss Control programs for 4 new gold mines (start-up), scheduled to produce 1million ounces/annum, located in Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras; and offices in Miami and Denver.

Senior Consultant, Human Resources


Clients included major, multi national resource corporations such as: INCO Limited (now Vale), Placer Dome Inc., Cameco Corporation, PT INCO Indonesia, Barrick Gold Corporation and Kumtor Operating Company (Centerra)

Manager, Human Resources and Executive Committee member

BP Resources Canada, Ltd

INCO Limited/PT INCO Indonesia (now Vale) Canada & Asia-Pacific Region
Human Resources; held progressively responsible positions (Industrial Relations; Compensation; Recruitment, Training & Development) in Divisional and Corporate Human Resources environments in Canada/Asia- Pacific Region to the level of Manager, HR (Nationals, 4,000 employees) & Manager, HR (Expatriates, 200 employees and families); including International School and Expat Medical services responsible for HR functions in Singapore and Melbourne offices.

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