Independent Directors

Independent Directors

  • George Ireland

    Chairman of the Board

    Mr. Ireland has over thirty-five years of experience in the mining and metals industry in positions ranging from field geologist to banking and venture capital. Mr. Ireland founded Geologic Resource Partners in 2004 and serves as Chief Investment Officer and CEO. From 2000 to 2004, he was General Partner of Ring Partners, LP, a predecessor investment partnership to GRP. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Ireland was an analyst for and a partner in Knott Partners LP where he specialized in resource investing. Prior to 1993, Mr. Ireland held a variety of positions at Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, The Chase Manhattan Bank, ASARCO Inc. and VenturesTrident LP. Mr. Ireland graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS from the School of Natural Resources and is a Fellow in the Society of Economic Geologists. Mr. Ireland also serves on the boards of Africo Resources Ltd, Amerigo Resources Ltd, Rathdowney Resources Ltd., Taseko Mines Ltd. and Merrill & Ring Inc, a private timber company in the US.

  • Lenard F. Boggio

    Director, Chair of Audit Committee

    Len Boggio was formerly a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) where he served for more than 30 years until his retirement in May 2012. During that time he was Leader of the B.C. Mining Group of PwC, a senior member of PwC’s Global Mining Industry Practice and an auditor of Canadian, U.S. U.K. and other internationally listed mineral resource and energy clients. Len is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (FCPA,FCA) and has served as president of the British Columbia Institute of Chartered Accountants and chairman of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

  • Nicole Adshead-Bell

    Director, Chair of Compensation and Benefits Committee

    Dr. Nicole Adshead-Bell has over 20 years of capital markets and natural resource sector experience and has focused on evaluating and advising mining sector companies, most recently as Director of Mining Research at Sun Valley Gold LLC (an SEC-registered investment advisor). Previously, she was a Managing Director, Investment Banking at Haywood Securities Inc. and a sell- and buy-side mining analyst at Dundee Securities Corp. and Sun Valley Gold LLC, respectively. She has also worked for exploration, development and mining companies in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Canada and previously served as a director on the boards of two publicly traded mining sector companies and on the board of the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia. Nicole is currently a director of Pretium Resources Inc. and Dalradian Resources Inc. Nicole has a Ph.D., First Class Honours Degree and BSc.; all in geology from James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.

  • John Macken


    John Macken acted as President of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (now Turquoise Hill Resources) between January 2004 and April 2012, as Chief Executive Officer between March 2006 and October 2010 and as a Director from December 2003 to February 2011 while Ivanhoe Mines was focused on the development of the multi-billion dollar copper/gold Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia. Prior to Ivanhoe Mines, John was Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning at Freeport McMoran, where he was involved with the development and operations of the copper/gold Grasberg Mine in Indonesia for over a nineteen year period. John holds an engineering degree BA, BAI from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

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