Dominion Diamond announces appointment of two new directors
Ms. Curran will also assume the role of Chair of the Health, Safety, and Environmental Committee.
Ms. Curran brings 30 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, financing, executive compensation, and governance across a range of industries including oil and gas, mining and transportation.
Ms. Curran served as an officer of Canadian Oil Sands Limited from 2002 to the time of its sale in February 2016.
As Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Canadian Oil Sands Limited, she was responsible for legal, human resources and administration and as a member of the executive team focused on strategy and risk management.
From 2003 to 2016, she was a Director of Syncrude Canada Ltd., where she served as Chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and as a member of the Pension Committee.
Ms. Curran currently serves on the Board of Directors of Baytex Energy Corp. and is a member of its Audit Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Calgary chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Curran holds a BA (with distinction) and a LLB (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan and is the recipient of the Governor General’s Bronze medal award. She also was named one of Canada’s top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2012.
Mr. Dabson brings 35 years’ experience across the whole of the diamond industry value chain from manufacturing through distribution to consumer marketing.
Mr. Dabson worked for De Beers for 33 years in a variety of positions, most recently in the role of Executive Director – Beneficiation which culminated in the transfer of De Beers’ international distribution activities from London to Botswana at the end of 2013.
In this role Mr. Dabson also worked in close cooperation and coordination with producer country governments, including Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Canada.
Following his work at De Beers Mr. Dabson established an independent consultancy serving a diverse range of projects and initiatives within the diamond value chain.
Mr. Dabson holds a BSc. (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brighton. ■
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