Celebrating Exceptional Achievement Among Young Mining Leaders in Canada


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Toronto (May 11, 2018) – The Bedford Consulting Group (Bedford) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Awards. The winners were recognized amongst other award recipients at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Awards Gala in Vancouver on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Award recipients (Amélie Rouleau not pictured) alongside representatives from Bedford and CIM. From left to right: Frank Galati (Managing Partner, Bedford Resources and Not-for-Profit), John Marshall (Partner, Western Canada, Bedford Resources), Bora Ugurgel, Gaeleen MacPherson, Mohammed Babaei Khorzoughi, Nancy Komperdo, Ken Thomas (President, CIM)


Award recipients on stage at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Awards Gala in Vancouver on Monday, May 7, 2018. From left to right: Bora Ugurgel,Gaeleen MacPherson, Mohammed Babaei Khorzoughi, Amélie Rouleau, Nancy Komperdo


Congratulations to this year’s winners:

  • Amélie Rouleau, Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement at Raglan Mine
  • Bora Ugurgel, Managing Director for the Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) and Chief Operating Officer at the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)
  • Gaeleen MacPherson, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Dominion Diamond Mines
  • Mohammed Babaei Khorzoughi, Digital Mining Innovation Lead, Digital Operations at Teck Resources
  • Nancy Komperdo, Principal, Business Integration at BHP


Frank Galati, Managing Partner, Resources and Not-for-Profit at Bedford, joined the 2018 award recipients at the Vancouver gala. “I look forward to following the undoubtedly successful careers of another group of exceptional winners,” he commented. “The intent of this award is to help support up-and-coming mining leadership across all functions, and it is always a pleasure seeing their hard work being recognized.”

Read more about the 2018 award recipientsand past winners. To learn about the nomination process, visit the CIM website.


About The CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Awards
The CIM–Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Awards encourages and accelerates the development of leadership in Canadian mining by recognizing outstanding achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders. It recognizes workers 39 years of age or under for exceptional achievement, as well as their potential for future leadership in various sectors of mining, including: corporate performance, operations, finance, technical services and innovation, marketing and trading, as well as services and support functions.


About The Bedford Consulting Group
The Bedford Consulting Group was established in 1979, and has since grown to become one of Canada’s leading privately-held executive search firms. Bedford is the Toronto Partner of Transearch International, a global executive search organization operating in 39 countries. We take pride in being consistently recognized as the number one performing office in the Transearch network. Bedford has three offices in Canada — Toronto, Vancouver and Oakville. Bedford’s talent strategy goes beyond traditional executive search, partnering with clients on business transformation, organizational effectiveness, benchmarking, executive compensation and coaching, as well as organizational team and culture diagnostics.