Mr John Crofts
Mr Crofts brings to the Board over 20 years’ experience in the resources industry and valuable knowledge of the global copper sector.
Mr Crofts worked with BHP / BHP Billiton from 1987 to 2010 where he held senior roles in metals marketing and business development. In particular, between 2001 and 2007, Mr Crofts was the Marketing Director, Base Metals where he was responsible for global marketing for one of BHP Billiton’s largest business units which had a leadership position in sales of copper, lead concentrates and substantive positions in the copper cathodes and zinc concentrates markets. He has diverse geographical experience including ten years based in Chile, four years in The Hague, five years in Singapore, and he has been a member of several BHP Billiton Executive Committees.
Mr Crofts served as an invited Director to the London Metal Exchange from 2007 to 2011. From 2000 to 2007, Mr Crofts was an Advisory Committee Member for the International Copper Association. From 2003 to 2006, he was the Chairman of the European Copper Institute. Mr Crofts was also a Director of The Copper Club from 2006 to 2010.
Appointed Director on 17 September 2010, Mr Crofts is also the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee.