Carol Banducci joined IAMGOLD Corporation as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2007, and currently oversees all aspects of finance, information technology and investor relations. From 2011 to 2015, Carol was also Chair of Niobec Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAMGOLD, prior to orchestrating the sale of the business in early 2015.
Prior to joining IAMGOLD, Ms. Banducci was Vice President, Financial Operations of Royal Group Technologies, where she led comprehensive integration, restructuring and cost improvement initiatives. She also served as Chief Financial Officer of Canadian General-Tower Limited, Orica Explosives North America, and ICI Explosives Canada & Latin America. She has extensive finance experience in capital markets, statutory and management reporting, audit, budgeting, capital programs, treasury, tax, acquisitions and divestments, pension fund management, insurance and information technology. She currently serves on the Board of HudBay Minerals Inc. and Euro Ressources S.A, and was previously a director of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.
Ms. Banducci is dedicated to helping others in the community. In 2016, she founded the Miner’s Lamp Award, creating a partnership with the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry to raise funds for the detection and early prevention of mental illness in youth and young adults. In 2015, she was Co-Chair of the Grad Ball for Pathways to Education, a non-profit organization committed to helping disadvantaged youth across Canada graduate from high school and transition to post-secondary education.
Ms. Banducci has been recognized twice as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, in 2015 and in 2017. In 2016, she was a recipient of the University of Toronto’s University College Alumni of Influence Awards. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Nathalie Bernier joined PSP Investments as Senior Vice President, Strategic and Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer in August 2015. In this role, she provides leadership to the company’s finance and administration, strategic and business planning, internal audit, taxation, treasury, and public relations and strategic communications teams. She has more than 30 years’ experience in finance. After over 15 years with Arthur Andersen, Ms. Bernier joined KPMG in 2003 as an audit partner and Canadian Industry Leader for technology, media and telecommunications. From 2007 to 2013, she was Managing Partner of KPMG’s Québec Region offices—the first woman in Canada to hold such a role at a professional services firm.
Ms. Bernier serves on the board of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and as chair of United Way Centraide of Greater Montréal. She has also served on the advisory boards of Finance Montreal, the 12th Metropolis World Congress, Musée Pointe-a-Callière and the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
Ms. Bernier has been recognized with many awards and honours. These include the first position in Business Review Canada’s 2015 ranking of Canada’s Top 10 Women in Business, the Talentueuses “Leadership” Award from the Association of Québec Women in Finance in 2014, and the 2012 Women of Distinction Award in the Business and Professions category from the Women’s Y Foundation of Montréal. In 2010, the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec named her a Fellow in recognition of her outstanding dedication and achievements, which have helped raise the profile of her profession. Ms. Bernier holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and has been a certified public accountant since 1988.
Russ Jones joined Shopify as Chief Financial Officer in early 2011, building the high-performance finance team that led the company through one of the most successful technology IPOs in 2015 and one of the strongest IPOs of all time in North America. Prior to joining Shopify, Mr. Jones was based in Silicon Valley, serving as CFO for both BDNA Corporation (2009–10) and Xambala Incorporated (2007–11). From 2002 to 2007, he was co-founder of CFO4Results, which provided interim CFO services, including business and operational support, to a number of early to mid-stage technology companies in the Ottawa Region. He has also held senior financial roles with Mitel Corporation, Newbridge Networks and Watchfire.
Mr. Jones strives to give back to the community both in his role with Shopify and personally. He spearheaded Shopify’s donation of leftover technology to Boys and Girls Clubs in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Waterloo. Together with Shopify’s HR/Culture team, he organized a company-wide laptop auction that raised $22,000 in 2017 for CompuCorps, a charity that provides career and life skills training, focused on access to technology and the internet, to at-risk groups such as Indigenous peoples, youth, seniors, and those living with disabilities. He is also the founder of the Jones Family Foundation, which supports kidney research, and is a supporter of Breast Cancer Action Ottawa, the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, the Ottawa Senators Foundation and Youth Services Bureau.
Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and a CPA, CA designation that he earned while at KPMG. In 2017, he was elected to the Council of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and recently earned his ICD.D certification.