23 February 2023
Specialty semiconductor and performance materials producer 5N Plus Inc of Montreal, Québec, Canada has appointed Ms Blair Dickerson to its board of directors.
“Blair has more than two decades of experience in natural resources, communications, public affairs and public policy work,” notes board chair Luc Bertrand. “As a seasoned strategic communicator and public policy expert, we welcome her commitment to sustainability and depth of experience, particularly in the resource sector.”
An advocate of sustainable business strategies and practices, Dickerson has spent her career in stakeholder relations and communications both in government and with some of the world’s largest resource companies.
Most recently, she was head of sustainability, corporate relations and communications at Vale Base Metals, where she led the integrated corporate affairs, communications, government relations and sustainability functions for the global Vale Base Metals business.
Prior to Vale, she worked at Rio Tinto where she was responsible for corporate relations and communications, starting in North America but also in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She also held the position of VP of external relations and communications at the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
Dickerson has an MBA from Queen’s University and received her BA in Policial Science from Carleton University. She also holds an accreditation as a certified sustainability practitioner from the Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) and has served on the boards of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian American Business Council and the Mining Association of Canada.