Exclusive - Miner Teck taps McKinsey boss Barton for chairman role - sources

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 07:03 hrs
Dominic Barton, Global Managing Partner, McKinsey

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Teck Resources has held talks with Dominic Barton, the global managing partner of consulting firm McKinsey & Co, about becoming the Canadian miner's next chairman, replacing Norman Keevil, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Keevil, 79, Teck's chairman since 2001 and the patriarch of the Keevil family that controls the $12.3 billion Vancouver-based miner, could retire at the company's next annual shareholders meeting set for April 2018, the people added.

Teck did not respond directly to questions about the talks with Barton and Keevil's possible retirement.

London-based Barton, a Ugandan-born Canadian management consultant who has been managing director of McKinsey since 2009 and is due to step down in June 2018, declined to comment.

McKinsey did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment.

(Reporting by Nicole Mordant in Vancouver; Editing by Denny Thomas and Sandra Maler)

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