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David Parker

Vice President of Sustainability, Teck Resources Ltd., Canada

David Parker is Vice President, Sustainability at Teck Resources Limited and has over 20 years of corporate and environmental law experience in private practice and within the mining industry.  During that time he has been responsible for the environmental assessment and permitting of mine projects, negotiated socio-economic participation agreements with First Nations, and wildlife protection agreements with governments in Canada. He has contributed to the development Teck's approach to  sustainability and been an active participant in several industry initiatives aimed at improving the contributions that mining can make to sustainability.

David was a founding director of the Industry Council of Aboriginal Business and a director of the Andrew R. Thompson Natural Resources Law program at the University of British Columbia.  He served as a member of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Board Advisory Committee on Sustainability Performance and chaired the 2010 Sponsors Sustainability Initiative.  He is a past Chair of the Mining Association of British Columbia and is currently the Chair of the Social and Economic Task Force of the International Council on Mining and Metals.

His education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University, a Law degree from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Law degree from the University of British Columbia where he has served as an adjunct professor in environmental law.

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