Heather Laxton is a seasoned governance professional with over 23 years of governance, corporate secretarial, and securities regulation experience with a focus on the mining sector. She is currently Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary with Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. and during her career, she has served in several senior management and executive roles for companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, London - AIM and NYSE AMEX including Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., European Goldfields Ltd., Northern Gold Mining Inc., and High River Gold Mines Ltd. Heather has been involved in numerous transactions and financings, and has extensive experience working with management teams and boards of directors on both simple and complex governance matters. She has led the evaluation, design, implementation and monitoring of governance programs for several companies, and specializes in governance crisis recovery.
Heather began her career as a professional corporate and securities law clerk in multi-national law firms. She obtained an honours diploma from the Law Clerk Program at Seneca College, completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) in 2000 and will complete a Master’s Degree in Law (Business) at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2021. Heather is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC), and is a member of the faculty with the GPC Education Program. She is an active public speaker, course lecturer and passionate governance advocate.