President, CEO, and chairman in Vancouver, Canada
Don Lindsay is a renowned senior executive and corporate strategist in the natural resources industry. He graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in mining engineering, and later earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He started his career as an entry-level associate at Wood Gundy, a top Canadian investment bank, where he founded and led a specialized finance group that focused exclusively on clients and transactions in the global mining industry.
Don worked for nearly two decades at CIBC World Markets, a prominent investment bank, where he founded its Global Mining Group in 1988 and served as its President for the last three years. In 2005, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Teck Resources, a leading mineral resources and raw materials company that deals with copper, coal, zinc, and energy. He held this position until 2022 and then became the Executive Vice Chair of the company, providing advice to the board and management team.
During his tenure at Teck, Don also held several board and chair positions, including three years on the Board of Directors for Alpine Canada and four years as Chair of the International Zinc Association. He was also involved with the Royal Ontario Museum, serving as a Governor from 2006 to 2014 and as a Heritage Governor starting in 2014.
Currently, Don is the Chair of the Board of Manulife Financial Corporation, a global life insurance, financial advisement, and asset management firm based in Toronto. He joined the Manulife team in 2010 as a member of its Board of Directors and assumed the position of Chair after stepping down from his leadership role at Teck in 2022.
Don has recently taken on the role of Chair of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver-Whistler Games Corporation and its flagship event, the Invictus Games Vancouver-Whistler 2025. The Invictus Games is an international, Olympic-style adaptive athletic competition for wounded, injured, and sick service members. The 2025 event will be the first to include winter sports such as skiing and curling. Don’s appointment has been lauded by True Patriot Love Foundation CEO Nick Booth, who cited Don’s experience, leadership skills, and passion for the Invictus movement as key assets in delivering an innovative and memorable games that highlights the impact of sports on recovery for ill and injured service members and veterans.