Goldcorp Picks Charlene Ripley for GC Job
Charlene Ripley has been named general counsel and executive vice president of Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc. She will report to company president and chief executive officer Charles Jeannes. Ripley replaces David Deisley. He left the company last fall to become general counsel of NovaGold Resources Inc., another Vancouver-based mining corporation.
Ripley most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel for Houstons Linn Energy. She was responsible for leading the companys legal, information technology, corporate governance, compliance, government affairs, insurance, and risk management departments.
Earlier in her career, Ripley spent several years in the Calgary and Houston offices of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. She served as the oil and gas companys general counsel, vice president, secretary, and chief compliance officer. Ripley began her in-house career with Amoco Canada Petroleum Company.
The new Goldcorp GC earned her law degree from Nova Scotias Dalhousie Law School, now the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. A Calgary native, she has a bachelors degree from the University of Alberta and is licensed to practice law in both Alberta and Texas.
Goldcorp is one of the worlds fastest growing senior gold producers. Unlike smaller-scale junior producers, senior producers sit on large reserves and have more consistent revenue streams.
Goldcorp seems to have been blessed with the Midas touch in recent years. Reserves increased for a ninth consecutive year in 2012. The company reported record gold production of 700,400 ounces for the fourth quarter and 2,396,200 ounces for the year, compared with 687,900 ounces and 2,514,700 ounces, respectively, in 2011.
Goldcorp currently has operations throughout the Americas. It will now be calling on Ripleys rich seam of legal expertise as it prospects for future growth opportunities.