Ian Telfer

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Ian Telfer
Occupation Chairman of the Board
Employer World Gold Council
Website World Gold Council's Website

Ian Telfer was appointed chairman of the board of the World Gold Council effective November 15, 2006 and was appointed chairman of the council in December 2009.[1] He is also chairman of Goldcorp and has been a senior executive in the gold mining industry for the past 25 years.[2]


Before being appointed chairman of the board, Telfer was president and chief executive officer of the corporation since March 17, 2005 and chairman and chief executive officer of Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. prior to such time since September 2001.

He served as a director and officer of a number of mining companies, including Lihir Gold, TVX Gold and Goldcorp's predecessor, Wheaton River Minerals.


Telfer is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.[3]


  1. Profile. Forbes.com.
  2. About Us. World Gold Council.
  3. Executive Profile. Bloomberg Businessweek.