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RIMS Ontario Chapter presents Donald M. Stuart Award to Anne Chalmers of Teck Resources

September 17, 2014   by Canadian Underwriter

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The RIMS Ontario Chapter has presented the Donald M. Stuart Award to Anne Chalmers, vice president of risk and security for Teck Resources, RIMS announced Wednesday.

In her role at Teck Resources, Canada’s largest diversified mining, mineral processing and metallurgical company, Chalmers leads Teck’s Risk Group, a team responsible for its global risk management program.

In addition to her responsibilities of risk management and corporate security, she oversees loss control, emergency services, the commercial insurance program, coordinates the Crisis Management Team for the operations of Teck Resources and its partnerships and chairs the Materials Stewardship Committee.

Presented at the 2014 RIMS Canada Conference in Winnipeg, the award is widely considered Canada’s highest honour within the risk management field. The Donald M. Stuart Award has been bestowed annually since 1979 by the RIMS Ontario Chapter (ORIMS) to celebrate Canadians who have made outstanding contributions in the risk management profession.   

“Anne Chalmers brings a palpable passion to her work that has allowed her to successfully manage and elevate the global risk management program for one of the world’s largest mining companies,” Paul Provis, chair of the Donald Stuart Nominating Committee and vice president of ORIMS commented in the announcement Wednesday.

”Beyond her professional accomplishments, Anne continues to demonstrate a profound commitment to the future of risk management as an educator, lecturer, author and, most importantly, a RIMS volunteer.  It is with great honour that ORIMS presents the Donald M. Stuart Award to this most deserving individual.”

Chalmers joined RIMS in the mid-1980’s and is a member of the Society’s British Columbia Chapter based in Vancouver. She is a member of RIMS Annual Conference Programming Committee, director on the Board of OIL Casualty Insurance Company in Bermuda, a director of Mining Insurance Group; a member of FM Global Risk Management Council, and is a director of STAND Foundation, a not for profit public foundation whose purpose is to support the enhancement of skills, knowledge and livelihoods of marginalized young adults in the Greater Vancouver area.

“Every day the risk management profession allows us to take on new challenges, interact with new people and departments and, collaboratively, develop and implement solutions that have a direct impact on our organization’s success,” Chalmers added in the statement. 

“Sharing my experiences has been extremely rewarding and I encourage others to get involved in this thriving risk management community and do the same. I am humbled and honoured to be recognized by my peers as this year’s Donald M. Stuart recipient.”  

Also presented at this year’s conference was the Fred H. Bossons Award, which annually honours the risk management professional who earns the highest marks on the three courses required to receive the CRM designation. This year’s winner is Joanne Chow, senior financial analyst for Brookfield Asset Management in Toronto. 

Bottom Photo (From Left to Right): RIMS President Carolyn Snow, Paul Provis of ORIMS, RIMS Ontario Chapter and Anne Chalmers