Dr. R. Anthony Hodge appointed International Council on Mining and Metals President
May 15, 2008 - Dr. R. Anthony (Tony) Hodge has been appointed ICMM President and will take up his position on 1 October 2008.
ICMM Chairman (and Chief Executive Officer, Lonmin) Brad Mills welcomed Tony Hodge at a meeting of the ICMM Council – made up of the CEOs of all member companies - held in Miami on Wednesday 14 May.
Tony Hodge is a leading authority on sustainable development in mining. He has worked as a professional engineer and consultant to industry and as an advisor to government during the course of his distinguished career. He served on the Canadian Prime Minister’s National Roundtable on Environment and Economy (1992-96), led the North American component of the Mining Metals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) project (2001-02) and was President of Friends of the Earth Canada (1989-92).
He is currently Kinross Professor of Mining and Sustainability in the Department of Mining Engineering, and Helen and Arthur Stollery Professor of Mining Engineering and Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
To help ensure a smooth transition to the new President, Dr. John Groom has accepted an interim role as Chief Operating Officer working with Tony Hodge and ICMM. John will be on a full-time secondment from Anglo American, a founding company member of ICMM, during this period.
ICMM is a CEO-led organization representing many of the world's leading mining and metals companies as well as regional, national and commodity associations. ICMM members are committed to the responsible production of the minerals and metals society needs.
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