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"Secrets of AGM Success: A Conversation with New Gold"
Join New Gold and Diligent for a conversation about their AGM preparation strategy, how they’ve updated their D&O process and how to keep stakeholders engaged and participating in each year’s AGM.
Preparing and iterating on your AGM each year is a lengthy process that can often throw curveballs at the last minute. Canadian mining company New Gold has iterated on their AGM process and preparation to get things down to a science – even when the world went virtual.
Corporate Law Clerk
Suzanne VanSligtenhorst has almost thirty years of legal experience with both law firms and corporations. She joined New Gold in July 2019 as Corporate Law Clerk. She is a Fellow of The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario and has sat on its Board of Directors for over ten years as Co-Chair of Education, Co-Chair of Public Relations and most recently as Secretary to the Board. Recipient of the 2022, 2021 & 2020 Modern Governance 100, in recognition of influential governance leaders with demonstrated resilience, dedication and empathy in complex and challenging times, when good governance matters more than ever.
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Sean Keating has over 15 years’ experience in corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the mining industry. Mr. Keating joined New Gold in 2016 and was Assistant General Counsel prior to his appointment as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in November 2019. Prior to joining New Gold, Mr. Keating was corporate counsel to Barrick Gold Corporation from 2010 to 2015 where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions, financings, commercial transactions, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and capital project development. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Keating practiced law at Torys LLP in the capital markets and mergers and acquisitions groups. Mr. Keating holds a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Toronto and a B.Sc. (Chemistry) from St. Francis Xavier University.
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