Digitalising the Gold Supply Chain – From Mine to Market

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September 19, 2023 at 12:30 PM (MDT)|Broadmoor Hotel & Resort

Joseph Cavatoni

Managing Director, World Gold Council

Joseph (Joe) Cavatoni joined the World Gold Council in September 2016 to lead business strategy for the Americas which includes oversight of investor relationships, product solutions, research, and marketing as well as the global ETFs platform. He also serves as Principal Executive Officer for the World Gold Trust Services, LLC; President of WGC USA Asset Management Company, LLC; Board Member and President of WGC (US) Holdings, Inc.; and as a member of the Executive Committee.

During his three-decade career in the financial services industry, Joe has developed and demonstrated expertise in the areas of global capital markets, exchange traded funds, asset management, trading, and business/platform development. He also spent more than 15 years working in Asia. Prior to joining the World Gold Council, Joe was a managing director at BlackRock where he was responsible for iShares Capital Markets (Americas) and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His responsibilities also included product development and management as well as running a global team. Prior to BlackRock, he held senior positions at UBS, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America focused on equity derivatives trading, securities financing and lending.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration degree jointly from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jody Kuzenko

President & CEO, Torex Gold Resources Inc.

Ms. Kuzenko was appointed President & CEO of Torex Gold in June 2020, having previously held the position of COO since joining the Company in October 2018. Ms. Kuzenko is a senior mining executive with over 20 years of operational and business experience, mainly acquired at Inco/Vale. After the first four years at Inco as Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Kuzenko moved to the operational side of the business where she held roles of increasing responsibility in operations management. She has a proven record of execution and leadership in the areas of base metals refining, sustainability, energy, safety, health and environmental protection, transport functions, oxygen and acid plants, maintenance shops and community, labour and government relations. Her most recent role was of Director, Business Strategy, Ontario Operations.

Ms. Kuzenko holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University. She is a founding Advisory Board member of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University.

Sandra Swirski

Founder and CEO, Integer LLC

Sandra Swirski is a trusted executive, thought leader, and expert. Sitting at the intersection of policy and philanthropy, Sandra leverages her savvy, coalition building expertise, and deep industry knowledge to build solutions and progress for those she works with. She also co-founded Urban Swirski & Associates, a women-owned government relations firm.

Sandra has demonstrated expertise in collaborating with both major political parties to accomplish client goals. Her expertise comes from years on Capitol Hill working for seasoned Members of Congress and leading government relations teams for companies and clients in the private sector.

In her free time, Sandra serves as a Member of the Philanthropy Editorial Board of Trusts and Estates as well as an Advisory Council Member of Engage, a bipartisan women’s organization that promotes economic security for all American women. She is also a frequent speaker and author, providing insightful analysis of breaking financial issues and policy trends to watch for in Washington. Sandra often publishes with CEOWorld magazine on these insightful topics to provide her expertise to the public.


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