Ivan was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IGO Limited in December 2023. Ivan has worked in the mining industry for 25 years, spending over 20 years with Rio Tinto where he gained experience across various senior operating, commercial and functional roles.
Ivan’s experience covers iron ore, copper, coal, aluminium and now battery metals. His most recent role as Chief Executive Aluminium at Rio Tinto had global accountability for the world’s largest western aluminium production. Preceding this he was Interim Chief Executive at Rio Tinto Iron Ore, and Managing Director of their rail, ports and core infrastructure across Western Australia. Ivan also spent five years in Mongolia from 2010, building the Oyu Tolgoi Project and completing his term as the Chief Operating Officer of this business.
Ivan is deeply passionate about the energy transition and has developed a broad understanding of relevant energy and materials markets. He is committed to growing IGO, leveraging the strong values and culture, while continuing to build partnerships with Traditional Owners, communities, governments and other industry partners.