President and Chief Executive Officer, Teck Resources Limited
Don Lindsay was appointed President of Teck in January 2005 and assumed the additional responsibility of Chief Executive Officer in April 2005. Before joining Teck, Don was President of CIBC World Markets and led the bank’s Investment and Corporate Banking Division as well as the Asia Pacific Region. Earlier in his career he was responsible for CIBC’s Global Mining Group. Don holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Don is a member of the Board of Directors of Manulife Financial Corporation and is Chair of the 2017 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference. Don is also Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation in Vancouver and served as Chair of the successful $200-million capital campaign to build a new acute care hospital. Additionally, he serves on the Board of York House School and is a Heritage Governor of Royal Ontario Museum. Recently, Don completed two years as the Chair of the Board of Governors for Mining and Metals for the World Economic Forum and also served as a member on both the Economic Advisory Council for the Canadian Minister of Finance and the Advisory Council for Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan for the Canadian Minister of International Trade. Don served eight years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and remains a member of the council and currently participates on the Business-Higher Education Roundtable.
As Chair of the International Zinc Association from 2007 to 2011, Don led the development and launch of the Zinc Saves Kids campaign, a program developed in partnership with UNICEF to address zinc deficiency, which claims the lives of approximately 450,000 children annually around the world. Under his leadership, Teck also launched its Zinc & Health program, which to date has helped improve the health of more than 10 million children worldwide.
In 2014, Don was a recipient of a British Columbia Community Achievement Award, CIM Distinguished Service Medal, Nature Trust of British Columbia Conservation Champion Award, Business in Vancouver CEO Award and was named to the Order of British Columbia. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee medal in 2002 and was honoured again with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013. He received the Kathleen Beaumont-Hill distinguished alumni award from Queen’s University in 2012 and, in 2013, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.