Michelle Ash, Chief Innovation Officer at Barrick Gold. IPI Photography

This cast of characters is shaping the mining industry and pushing it in new directions

The disrupter
Michelle Ash, Chief Innovation Officer at Barrick Gold

The innovator
Alun Price Jones, Technical director at Cementation Canada

The hypemaster
George Salamis, Executive chairman at Integra Gold

The millenial
Mohammad Babaei, Senior technical analyst of digital operations at Teck Resources

The patient player
John McConnell, CEO of Victoria Gold Corp.

The CSR champion
Richard Young, President and CEO of Teranga Gold

The renegade
Regina Lopez, Ousted acting secretary of the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources

The cybersecurity expert
Rob Labbé, Director of Information Security at Teck Resources

The northern correspondent
Dominique Girard, Vice-president of Nunavut operations at Agnico Eagle

The fixer
Duncan Middlemiss, CEO of Wesdome Gold Mines