Mining executives who shine

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Charles A. Jeannes

Charles A. Jeannes was designated as President and Chief exec of Goldcorp in December 2008. Goldcorp are a gold supplier situated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The firm has more than 16,000 staff around the world, engaged in gold mining and similar activities such as exploration, extraction, reclamation and processing.

He previously held the job of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development from November 2006 up until December 31, 2008. Charles Jeannes was ex- Executive Vice President, Administration, General Counsel and Secretary of Glamis Gold from 1999 until its merger with Goldcorp in November 2006.

Prior to signing up with Glamis, Jeannes worked for Placer Dome at its Vancouver and San Francisco branches as Vice President of Placer Dome North America. He carries a B.A. degree from the University of Nevada and finished from the University of Arizona School of Law in 1983. He practiced law from 1982 until 1994 as an investor and head of the natural resources wing at Woodburn and Wedge in Nevada and offers extensive experience in mining ventures, public and private funding, permitting and international policy.

Stephen Dattels

Stephen Dattels is a veteran mining executive, as he equally backed and lead various metal and mineral mining companies across the globe. He is at present the Director of Signet Petroleum and Regent Coal.

In 1982 he started at Barrick Gold Corporation, in which he was linked to their expansion from a capital foundation of $10 million to over $2 billion as Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Finance. In 1987, Stephen Dattels started International Gold Resources Corporation and the International Pursuit Corporation. At IGRC, Stephen Dattels funded the business and held the position of Chairman.

He has even funded several other mining businesses, such as the Apollo Gold Corporation; Royal Standard Minerals Inc.; Guyana Goldfields Inc.; Defiance Mining Corporation; European Minerals Corporation; Weda Bay Minerals Inc.; African Gold Corporation; Apac Minerals Inc.; and Red Dragon Resources. Within the uranium field, he has funded A-Cap Resources Limited; Berkeley Resources Limited; Marenica Energy Limited; and Impact Minerals Limited.

Sam Walsh

Sam Walsh has been the Director of Rio Tinto since 2009, being designated chief exec in January 2013. An Australian national, he joined Rio Tinto in 1991, following two decades in the automotive business at Nissan Australia and General Motors. He has held various managerial positions throughout his employment at Rio Tinto including president of the Aluminium group from 2001 to 2004, president of the Iron Ore group from 2004 to 2009 and chief exec, Iron Ore and Australia from 2009 to January 2013.

Sam Walsh is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management, the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Academy of Technical Science and Engineering. In 2010, he was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

External positions (both current and new) include Member of the Council of the International Council on Mining & Metals; director of The International Council on Mining and Metals Limited since January 2013; and the Trustee of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation since October 2014. He was additionally the non-executive director of Seven West Media Limited from 2008 until January 2013.