Speaker Profiles

Pierre Gratton

Pierre Gratton

President and CEO

Mining Association of Canada

Pierre Gratton was appointed President and CEO of the Mining
Association of Canada (MAC) on June 1, 2011. Based in Ottawa,
MAC is the national organization for the Canadian mining
industry. Its members are engaged in mineral exploration, mining,
smelting, refining and semi-fabrication.

Prior to his appointment to MAC, Pierre was President and CEO
of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC). From
1999-2008, Mr. Gratton served as Vice President, Sustainable
Development and Public Affairs for the Mining Association of
Canada (MAC). In 2005-06, Mr. Gratton was honoured as a
Distinguished Lecturer for the Canadian Institute of Mining,
Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).

Mr. Gratton is First Vice-President of the Interamerican Mining Society (SIM – Sociedad
Interamericana de Mineria). He is also Vice-President of the Raw Materials Committee of
the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.

Mr. Gratton holds an M.A. degree in political science and a B.A. from McGill University.

Mr. Gratton is married and has one daughter.

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