Rick McCreary was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Barrick Gold Corporation, effective April 26, 2011. He has overall responsibility for Barrick's global Corporate Development activities, including Corporate Development, Evaluations and Special Projects.
Before joining Barrick, he worked in mining investment banking for over fourteen years culminating as Head of CIBC World Markets’ Global Mining investment banking group. During his tenure at CIBC, Mr. McCreary advised companies involved in some of the world’s largest mining transactions, including Placer Dome, Goldcorp, Kinross, Falconbridge, Rio Tinto, and BHP Billiton. In advance of his work experience in mining investment banking, he worked in the Noranda/Falconbridge organization for eight years in various areas, including metals marketing, geophysics, geological engineering and technology development.
Mr. McCreary holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy from McGill University, and a M.Sc. and B.Sc.Eng.Hons in Geological Engineering from Queen's University.