Management Structure

Board of Directors


Roger Emdin

Chairman of the Board Vice President of Operations

Harte Gold

Brian Buss


BWB Consulting Services Inc.

Peter Edmunds

Senior Advisor

Atlas Copco Mining & Rock Excavation

Sara Esam

Senior Program Manager

Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) External Observer to the Board

William (Bill) Forsyth

General Manager, Technical

Rio Tinto Copper & Diamonds

Dr. Peter Frise

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

University of Windsor

Christine Kaszycki

Assistant Deputy Minister

Ministry of Northern Development & Mines

Alex Kuhnert

Technical Marketer/Chemical Engineer

ERNESCO Technical & Advisory Services Inc.

Will Pitman

Director and Principle Geotechnical Engineer

Adiuvare Geology and Engineering Ltd.

Ron Schwartz

Managing Partner

Adante Consulting Inc

Dave Stefanuto

Vice President – North Atlantic Projects and Base Metals Technology

Vale Canada Limited

David Willick

Vice President

Strategic Account Management

Mining, Minerals & Metals Schneider Electric

Peter Xavier

Vice President

Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operation, A Glencore Company


Executive Team


Douglas Morrison

UDMN Network Director
President & CEO
Chair in Holistic Mining Practices
Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)

Bora Ugurgel

UDMN Managing Director


Network Advisory Committee


Adi Treasurywala

Al Akerman

Brian Buss

Philip Hopkins

Rainer Paull

Douglas Morrison

Network Director, UDMN

Sherry Greasley

Operations Director, UDMN

Bora Ugurgel

Managing Director, UDMN

Sara Esam

NCE representative