11/21/2014 10:10 EST | Updated 01/21/2015 05:59 EST

Teck Resources names two new directors with experience in financial services

VANCOUVER - Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B) has named the chief risk officer from a major Canadian bank and the managing partner from a private equity firm to its board of directors.

The Vancouver-based mining company says each of the two women — Laura Dottori-Attanasio of CIBC and Tracey McVicar of CAI Capital Management — has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry.

As chief risk officer for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM), Dottori-Attanasio is responsible for the bank’s credit, market, liquidity and operational risk. She was appointed to that position in July 2013, and was previously CIBC's global head of corporate credit from 2009. She previously held a number of senior executive positions at another Canadian bank.

McVicar, who is based in Vancouver where Teck has its headquarters, joined CAI in 2003 with responsibility for the private equity firm's operations in Western Canada. She previously spent 12 years in investment banking at RBC Dominion Securities and Raymond James Ltd.

Teck is one of Canada's largest mining companies. It is a major producer of steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and lead.