Anthony (Tony) Lea

President: International Copper Association (ICA), New York

Tony is President of the International Copper Association (ICA) New York. He has management responsibility for all aspects of the organization, including oversight of the global operations of the extended Copper Alliance across six continents.

He was appointed in Sept 2015, having previously served for 12 years as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning within the ICA, a position which has provided him with a unique perspective on the challenges faced in the end-use markets for copper, and a wealth of experience in conducting programs to develop and defend copper use.

Tony holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Imperial College of Science and Technology, both within the United Kingdom.

Ashley Brinson

Executive Director, The Warren Centre

Jonathan Ashley Brinson is the Warren Centre’s Executive Director having joined the organisation in July 2014.

Ashley has a broad range of experience across the technology and innovation spectrum and over 25 years of industry experience. Ashley is an inventor, named on five PCT patent sets in chemical engineering design.

With extensive experience in the silicon industry, Ashley has designed, built and managed large scale industrial plants in the US, UK and China. Ashley led cutting-edge robotic solar energy application development and marketing programs in China, Korea, California and Europe prior to arriving in Australia to further his knowledge of intellectual property at the University of Sydney.

Ashley is well versed in clean energy, manufacturing, construction, chemical engineering, project management, stakeholder engagement and transformational leadership. Ashley is a passionate advocate for Australian innovation and the market opportunities related to Asia’s growing economies.

Ashley holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an MBA from Rutgers University New Jersey and a Juris Doctor from the University of Sydney Law School. Ashley is a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW, a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (UK).

Richard XU

Regional Director of ICA Asia

Richard XU is the International Copper Association’s (ICA) Regional Director, Asia. As a not-for-profit trade association, ICA leads the world’s copper industry on the issues critical to securing copper’s future growth.

Richard joined ICA in 2003. Richard, together with his team, has developed effective strategic planning and management systems, which defend and grow copper applications in a variety of end-use markets in Asia.

Richard received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Finance and Economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, U.S., after studying Biology and Chemistry for two years at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China.

Colin Bennett

Market Analysis and Outreach

Colin Bennett, Market Analysis and Outreach, brings a wealth of market intelligence experience to the ICA. For most of his career, Colin has worked in the field of market intelligence, a specialism he turned to after working at the Public Relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Before joining ICA, Colin worked at the superbrand company Mintel, whose business is providing world-leading market intelligence reports. Through the Market Research Society of Great Britain, of which Colin is an certified member, he maintains and improves his specialist skills set.

Paul Dewison

Managing Director: MetalsPlus Research & Consulting

Paul Dewison is a leading base metals industry consultant, focussing in particular on copper and on downstream markets. He has worked for leading metals consultancies CRU, Brook Hunt, SNL Metals & Mining and BME. In May 2015, Paul formed the company MetalsPlus Research & Consulting. He is best known for his highly granular metals end use research for the International Copper Association and others, mainly on a single client basis.

Keith M. Miller

Business Director, The Martec Group

Keith Miller is a Business Director with The Martec Group. Keith has over 21 years of experience in industrial market research. He has a wealth of knowledge in market analysis, financial analysis, technology assessments and advanced manufacturing systems. Keith has served clients across a broad portfolio of industries, including automotive, aerospace, biopharma, advanced materials, specialty chemicals, electronics, metals, building materials and packaging.

In addition, Keith is one of the practice leaders in Martec’s Automotive/Transportation sector. His work has extended into automotive components, advanced powertrain, electronics, advanced materials, regulations, reman components, supplier evaluation, emerging vehicle technologies, and examining optimal value chains and business plan development for such technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Science in Finance from Walsh College.

Ian Hiscock

Senior Consultant, CRU Consulting, London

Ian has 8 years’ experience both as a consultant in the mining and metals industry undertaking assignments for companies, banks and governments, chiefly in the fields of strategy, financial transactions and legal.

As part of these assignments, Ian has visited clients and industrial operations all over the world, including in South Africa, China, Australia, Canada, India and Kazakhstan. He has successfully delivered presentations and workshops to senior management and at board level. Ian currently holds the position of Desk Manager, Non-Ferrous Consultancy and travels regularly to Japan and Korea as part of his business development responsibilities.

Ian was heavily involved in the development of a number of CRU’s long-term market outlook publications, designing and implementing many of the forecasting models and processes. He was editor of CRU’s Uranium Market Outlook and Mining Costs publications for several years, before handing them over to CRU’s market analysis team.

Ian holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom.