Heather Laxton

Heather Laxton

Chief Governance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.


Heather Laxton is Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. She has over 20 years of corporate governance, corporate secretarial and securities regulation experience with a focus on the mining sector in Canada, Russia, West Africa and Europe. 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. During her career, Heather has led the evaluation, design, implementation and monitoring of governance programs for several companies, and has extensive experience working with management teams and boards of directors on both simple and complex governance matters. She obtained an honours diploma from the Law Clerk Program at Seneca College and completed the Canadian Securities Course in 2000. She began her career as a professional law clerk in multi-national law firms including Torys LLP and Smith Lyons LLP. She is a member of faculty with the Governance Professionals Canada Education Program and an active public speaker.