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The Bedford Consulting Group is pleased to present our fourth annual Compensation Report for Mining Boards and Executives.


This comprehensive report has been designed as a resource for Canadian mining companies to benchmark remuneration practices. The intention is to provide firms with the information necessary to support compensation decisions for Directors and Executives. This year’s study includes compensation data for Directors, Board Chairs, Lead Directors, Audit and HR/Compensation Committees, HSE Committees, Community Committees, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, VP Exploration, and VP Operations.

A significant finding of this year’s report is that several junior mining companies have disappeared due to the dire state of our industry, and have therefore been omitted. For those companies that have survived this volatile climate, we have seen asset values holding, market values shrinking, and little impact on Executive and Board compensation.

We have made numerous improvements to this year’s survey to offset changes in sample size:

  • 165 mining companies were surveyed, with enhanced distinctions based on stage of evolution and commodity focus;
  • Inclusion of remuneration practices for the Vice President, Corporate Development;
  • Addition of compensation approaches for Environment, Health, Safety, and Community Committees;
  • In-depth discussions of findings for each section;
  • Inclusion of terminology for compensation concepts touched upon.
  • Please click here to view the full report.

    For further information, please contact Frank Galati, Managing Partner at 416-963-9000 ext. 251 or .

    Celebrating Women of Influence’s 2012 Canadian Diversity Champions

    By Lisa Heidman LL.B.

    Lisa’s series column in Women of Influence Magazine discusses the 2012 Canadian Diversity Champions list, which expanded from 100 to over 300 in 2012, and asks Senior Executives: “Why diversity matters to you, your team, your business and to Canadian business broader?”  Read more.

    Why Should I Work for You?

    By Blueprint Business Architecture

    It used to be that people would accept positions at high profile companies because of the prestige of working for them and the size of the pay cheque. Now, you can dangle a huge salary in front of a candidate, and it won’t be surprising for them to respond with something to the effect of “What’s in it for me?“  Read more.

    The Succession Trap

    By John O. Burdett

    Not building succession for mission-critical roles is like living in Alaska and ignoring the need for winter tires: an accident lies around the next corner.  Read more.

    Hitting “Pay” Dirt:
    Canadian Mining Directors and Executive Remuneration

    By Russ Buckland

    Since the dawn of time, prospectors have searched for gold underneath the earth’s surface. In modern times, however, it seems that it is the executives and board members of some mining companies that have struck gold with their compensation packages.  Read more.

    Under Pressure:
    Natural Resources Human Capital

    By Russ Buckland

    The biggest issue facing the Natural Resources market is a shortage of talent in all positions.  Read more.

    We’re not in Kansas anymore

    By Steven Pezim and John O. Burdett

    There is huge competitive advantage in helping the client stitch the quilt of tomorrow’s possibility.  Read more.

→ Click here to view a list of the forums and the featured speakers.

forum topics include:

Getting Your Story Right – Recruitment Branding

Speaker: Ian Chamandy, Partner, Blueprint Architecture

Talent Scouting

Speakers: Howard Pezim, Managing Director and Russ Buckland, Managing Partner, Bedford Consulting Group


Speaker: Dr. John Burdett, Author & Bedford Leadership Advisor

Lead With Certainty

Speaker: Wahn Yoon, Principal & Partner, Scientific Intelligence.

Leadership Roundtable

Moderator: Rick Wolfe, President, PostStone Corporation

Participants: Anna Cvecich, Vice President, Human Resources, Corporate Canada, GE Canada • Laura Dunne, Senior VP, Human Resources, Canadian Tire • Anna Filipopoulos, Senior VP, People, Cara • Jim Fisher, Vice-Dean, Rotman School of Management • Leo Houle, Chief Talent Officer, BCE • Brian McLaughlin, EVP, Human Resources, Katz Group • Hans Thunem, President and CEO, Life Labs

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