I'm enthusiastic about the direction and dialogue around conservation and sustainability that is taking place within industry today.
Gail Susana Ross joined Barrick in 2011 and serves as Manager, Biological and Ecological Sciences. In this position Gail is responsible for helping shape Barrick’s biodiversity conservation strategy and developing guidance to assist mine sites in identifying and managing ecologically-relevant features — from exploration to closure — effectively and transparently.
Prior to working with Barrick, Gail worked for Rescan Environmental Services as a project manager and field biologist, coordinated research programs for the University of Puerto Rico’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and worked on conservation related research programs for the Toronto Zoo and the United States Geological Survey. She studied agriculture, wildlife, fisheries and forestry at the University of British Columbia and British Columbia Institute of Technology, completing her M.Sc. in Biology, focused on amphibian conservation, at the University of Puerto Rico.
Born in Mexico, Gail brings international experience and a vision of cooperation to Barrick, having lived and worked on four continents with multi-disciplinary groups. She is enthusiastic about the direction and dialogue around conservation and sustainability that is taking place within industry today, and looks forward to Barrick’s role in these conversations at multi-stakeholder initiatives and industry associations such as the Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative and the International Council on Mining and Metals.