The highly experienced technical and financial team, has overseen 60+ mine builds and over US$200bn of mining sector transactions, and works in a close and collaborative manner with management teams to deliver optimal results
Senior Advisor North America
Mr. Dushnisky is part of Appian’s Senior Advisory Team where he provides guidance during the sourcing, due diligence and execution process through his extensive network with a focus on North America.
Prior to Appian, Mr. Dushnisky served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of South African-based AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. from 2018 to 2020. There he led the execution of the organization’s strategic priorities and oversaw a global portfolio of mining operations and projects in Africa, South America and Australia, along with exploration interests and investments in Canada and the USA. He also led the company’s interface with key stakeholders, including shareholders, host governments, communities and organized labor.
Prior to AngloGold Ashanti, Mr. Dushnisky had a sixteen-year career with Barrick Gold Corporation, ultimately as its President and a member of the Board of Directors.
Prior to Barrick, Mr. Dushnisky held senior executive and board positions with a number of private and listed companies.
Mr. Dushnisky is past Chair of Acacia Mining plc (formerly ACA:LSE) and presently sits on the Boards of Directors of Lithium Americas Corporation, a TSX-listed lithium developer with assets in Argentina and Nevada; TSX-listed Doman Building Materials Group, a leading North American distributor of lumber and building materials and NYSE-listed Rigel Resources Acquisition Corporation.
Mr. Dushnisky holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree from the University of Manitoba and M.Sc. and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association.
Mr. Dushnisky is past Chairman of the World Gold Council. He was a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) CEO Council and served on the Advisory Board of the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the Accenture Global Mining Council. He was Vice-Chair and a founding director of the Canadian Council of the Americas and a director of the Institute of the Americas. In addition, he is a past member of the board of the Business Council of Canada.
Mr. Dushnisky is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Toronto-based University Health Network (UHN).