Get to know our Canadian leaders

Local Leadership

Get to know our Canadian leaders


Vale’s Canadian leaders reflect our entire workforce. Passionate, intelligent and creative, they have lived and worked here in Canada and abroad, gaining unparalleled experience in all aspects of our business. Above all, our leaders are dedicated to making Vale the best mining company in the world.

  • Michael McCann

    Interim Chief Operating Officer and Head of Mining and Milling, North Atlantic Operations​ - Vale Base Metals
    Michael McCann

    Michael McCann, is interim Chief Operating Officer and Head of Mining and Milling for Vale’s North Atlantic Operations. In these roles, Mike has accountability for Vale’s integrated mining operations in Canada, the UK, and refinery operations in Asia, as well as accountability for all mining and milling operations in Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador.

    Mike joined the Sudbury Operations in 1992 as a Project Manager in the Environment Group and since then has held progressively senior roles in the organization, including Manager, Mill, Tailings and Water Treatment Plant (Sudbury), Manager of Smelting Operations (Sudbury), General Manager, Strategic Infrastructure Projects (North Atlantic Operations) and Head of Processing Operations and Logistics (North Atlantic Operations).

    With his extensive professional experience, coupled with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Guelph and executive training in Operations Management from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business, Mike brings a wealth of engineering, business and management knowledge his role at Vale. He is also active on Boards including the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and Ontario Mining Association, and is a former Chair of the Sudbury Regional Hospital.​​

  • Headshot of Mark Travers

    Executive Vice President, Legal and Strategic Projects
    Mark Travers

    Mark Travers is Executive Vice President, Legal and Strategic Projects. Mark oversees all law-related activities across the Base Metals business. He joined the company in 2001.