Dave Elliott currently heads a private consulting firm based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, focused on Business Improvement and integration of business acquisitions. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Copper at Barrick Gold where he was responsible for Barrick’s Zaldivar copper mine in Chile, and business services for the Global Copper Business Unit, which included operations in Zambia and Saudi Arabia. Previous roles included leading the Corporate Business Strategy and the Global Business Improvement functions for Barrick. He has 30 years of operations management experience within the mining and automotive manufacturing sectors, with a recent focus on business performance management. Dave has a depth of international experience, having worked in North and South America, Europe and Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science (Mechanical) degree from the University of Western Ontario. Dave is a founding member of CanEducate.