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.

His position provides Tony with an excellent perspective on the challenges faced in the end-use markets for copper, and the conduct of 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.

Mark Loveitt

President, International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC)

Mark Loveitt graduated from University College London with a BSc (Hons) and subsequently a PhD both of which were in chemistry.

Mark has been the President of the International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC) since 2008 and was appointed in 2014 to as a Board Director.

The IWCC is the global industry organisation for the copper and copper alloy semis-fabricating industry. The IWCC has strong links with the up-stream copper producing industry, the metal exchanges and other organisations in the copper and non-ferrous metals sector.

In addition to managing the IWCC and having responsibility for the work of the IWCC, Mark Loveitt represents the IWCC at the International Copper Association (ICA) and the International Copper Study Group (ICSG) and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and with other bodies related to the copper industry.

Krisztina Kalman-Schueler

Managing Partner of DMM Advisory Group

Krisztina is the Managing Partner of DMM Advisory Group, an international management consulting company providing strategy, commercial and technical consulting services for the metals, mining and diamond sectors. Krisztina has gathered over 20 years expertise in strategy and management consulting. Her list of clients includes several mining majors, metal producers, many junior mining and exploration companies, investors and metal trade associations. She has a Bachelor degree from the University of Cologne, Germany, and an MBA from NYU Stern Business School, New York, USA.

Krystyna Dawson

Business Manager, BSRIA WMI

From January 2017, Krystyna assumed the role of  General Manager at BSRIA Worldwide Marketing Intelligence, consequently becoming Director of BSRIA Inc operation in the US and of BSRIA Consultancy in China.

Her previous work, at BSRIA WMI, was leading the Heating and Renewable department of WMI studies beginning in 2011.

Prior to her position at BSRIA, Krystyna worked for 17 years in international publishing media companies, holding the position of Publishing Director at Gruner & Jahr Verlag (part of Bertelsmann) and Regional Managing Director for Eastern Europe at Harlequin Enterprises (part of Torstar Corporation).

Krystyna holds an MA in Roman Philology from Jagiellonen University (UJ) in Krakow and speaks fluent French, German, English and Polish. After graduating, she completed a post graduate course on International Trade and Business at the  Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Dr Luis Tercero

Head of Business Unit Systemic Risks, Fraunhofer Institute

Dr. TERCERO is head of the Business Unit Systemic Risks and coordinates all work related to materials and raw materials at Fraunhofer ISI in Karlsruhe, Germany. Starting 2009, he has managed or been actively involved in a variety of projects (German, EU, Industry) related to critical raw materials, raw material supply and demand, changing demand through emerging technologies, dynamic modelling of material flows, raw materials policy and resource efficiency. He had a leading role in supporting the Ad-hoc Working Group on Defining Critical Raw Materials (2009–2010 and 2013–2014) in the context of the EU Raw Materials Initiative, and is currently a member of the Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials. He received his formal training as a chemical engineer (B.Sc., M.Sc., Dr.-Ing.) in Nicaragua, the USA and Germany.

Georgina Hallett

Chief of Staff, London Metal Exchange

Georgina is the Chief of Staff for the LME, where she plays a central role in the LME's market reform and new strategic initiatives She has been closely involved in the LME's recent market structure discussion paper and resultant Strategic Pathway, the LME's warehouse reform programme, and leads the LME's work on responsible sourcing initiatives. She has worked at the LME since September 2012, initially in research and analytics. Georgina began her career at Euromoney Institutional Investor and has a doctorate in psychology.

Andrea Vaccari

Product Stewardship Director, Freeport-McMoRan Inc

Andrea Vaccari is Product Stewardship Director at Freeport-McMoRan Inc., where she works across the copper value chain with operations, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders to improve the sustainability aspects of the company’s products. Andrea was previously Director of ICA’s Health, Environment and Sustainable Development (HESD) Program, creating and executing strategies to support copper’s contribution to sustainable development. This included leading a team of scientists and engineers to align a robust body of leading metals science with the actions needed to confirm its global acceptance, ensuring market access and maintaining license to operate for members. This role included leading the development of the Copper Mark concept and program, an assurance program dedicated to promoting SDG12 in the mining industry.

During her tenure at Rio Tinto, Andrea served as Global Quality Manager for Rio Tinto Minerals where she was responsible for the organization’s Quality Program and team, including the company’s production and finished product laboratories. In her first two roles at Rio Tinto Minerals, she led the implementation of Rio Tinto Minerals’ Sustainable Development strategy across all facets of the business, from mine to market.

Andrea holds a Joint Honors Degree, B.E.S., in Environment and Resource Studies and Physical Geography from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is a Mining Topic Expert for the Responsible Jewelry Council, the Mining & Metals subject editor for the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, and Vice Chair of E60.80, ASTM’s General Sustainability Subcommittee.