Vale has hired a new corporate advisor at its Sudbury operations.
Shannon Katary has been named the nickel mining company's advisor for corporate affairs and sustainability.
A familiar name on the Sudbury mining scene, Katary previously served as director of marketing and communications for Maestro Digital Mine. The Sudbury-based technology company specializes in the monitor and control of mine air quality.
Prior to that, Katary spent 12 years in a variety of communications roles with the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), a research and commercialization centre, also based in Sudbury.
Additionally, she lent her expertise to the Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN), which brings together industry leaders in the search for solutions to challenges posed by mining more than 2.5 kilometres underground.
Katary is an active volunteer in the community, sitting on a number of committees, including for Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury, an ongoing public awareness campaign to raise the profile of mining in the community, and serves as a mentor with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), a technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries.
In 2019, Katary was presented with the CIM's Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award, which recognizes exceptional achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders.