Derek G. Pannell is a Corporate Director and, until 2019, Board Chair of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Limited. and Nutrien Ltd. Derek has served on the boards of African Barrick, Major Drilling, Teck Resources, and US Steel, Canada, among others. He was CEO of Noranda Inc. and Falconbridge Limited from 2001 to August 2006 and Vice President, Operations of Compania Minera Antamina from 1998 to 2001.

He is a graduate of Imperial College, London, England and the Royal School of Mines, London, England (ARSM),  and an engineer registered in Québec and Peru. He holds B.Sc. (Engineering), P. Eng, a fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Engineers and is an Honorary Professor of Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru.