Mr. Melvin has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director since November 2022. Taylor has over 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector as a senior corporate development professional and investment banker. He was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development for Freeport McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX), a leading international mining company focused on copper, headquartered in Arizona. Prior to joining Freeport-McMoRan in 2008, Mr. Melvin was an Executive Director in J.P. Morgan’s Natural Resources investment banking group in New York. Mr. Melvin received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Taylor MelvinPresident, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Jordan NeeserChief Financial Officer
Mr. Neeser has served as Chief Financial Officer since November 2022. Jordan is a finance executive with 18 years of experience in financial reporting, corporate development, and corporate finance, primarily in the mining sector. Most recently, Mr. Neeser was CFO and Corporate Secretary at TSX listed Gold Standard Ventures, which was acquired by Orla Mining (TSX:OLA) in August, 2022. Mr. Neeser was previously CFO of Conifex Timber (TSX:CFF), and before that spent eight years with First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) as both Group Controller and Director, Business Development. Mr. Neeser started his career with KPMG, is a Chartered Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Mark GibsonChief Geophysics Officer
Mark Gibson has more than 32 years of wide-ranging experience as a geoscientist and manager in the natural resources sector. Mr. Gibson joined HPX, Ivanhoe Electric’s predecessor company, in 2011 as the company’s founding executive and was instrumental in the formation of Kaizen in 2013 and HPX’s strategic partnership with Cordoba in 2015. Mr. Gibson has served on the board of Computational Geosciences Inc. since June 2011.
Before joining HPX, Mr. Gibson worked with Anglo American, and was the founder of a geophysical service company focused on managing seismic surveys for the mining industry. Mr. Gibson holds a M.Sc, Geophysics from the University of Leeds; a B.Sc. (Hons) Geology from the University of Southampton and is a Pr.Sci.Nat (Professional Natural Scientist) from the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. He is also a Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.).
Quentin MarkinExecutive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy Execution
Mr. Markin is a seasoned mining lawyer with 24 years of experience, all with the Canadian firm Stikeman Elliott LLP, where he had been a partner since 2008. Over his career, he has lived and practiced in the world’s mining centers — Sydney, London, Vancouver and Toronto. Mr. Markin’s practice focused on M&A, project development and financing matters for mining companies globally and has been recognized by international legal consultancy Chambers for 11 years as a mining law expert. Mr. Markin has acted for the Company since its inception, as well as other Ivanhoe group companies, including Ivanhoe Mines, but also senior producers, junior exploration companies, and investment banks. His notable transactions outside of the Ivanhoe Group include the 2007 C$1.2 billion initial public offering of Franco-Nevada and the 2015 acquisition by OceanaGold of Romarco Minerals and its Haile Gold Mine located in South Carolina for around C$856 million. Mr. Markin received his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Ottawa, Canada.
Graham BoydSenior Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Boyd is a Geologist with over 16 years of base and precious metals experience, having worked principally in Australia, North America and South America. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Boyd held various roles within HPX, Ivanhoe Electric’s predecessor company, including Principal and Senior Geologist since 2013, and has been responsible for identification of new opportunities and the United States portfolio projects, guiding acquisition through execution of our technical programs. While with HPX, Mr. Boyd was a leader in the delineation and exploration success of the Alacran and San Matias Cu-Au-Ag deposits in Colombia.
Prior to HPX, Mr. Boyd held roles with Ivanhoe Australia and Ivanhoe Mines Mongolia, since 2006. At Ivanhoe Australia, Mr. Boyd was a member of the discovery team for the world’s highest grade Mo-Re deposit, Merlin, and he also was a key contributor to delineation and resource development of the Mount Dore Cu and Mt Elliott-SWAN Cu-Au deposits. Prior to roles in the Ivanhoe Group, Mr. Boyd worked on copper porphyries in British Columbia, and diamond exploration in Nunavut and Quebec. Mr. Boyd holds a Bachelor of Science in Geoscience from the University of Victoria.
Glen KuntzSenior Vice President, Mine Development
Mr. Kuntz is a Qualified Person, Professional Geologist and mining executive with over 30 years of experience focused on exploration, development and operations (underground and open pit), technology, and studies across a variety of commodities and mining types/methods throughout the Americas, Africa and Australia. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kuntz was a consulting specialist geology/mining at Nordmin since March, 2018 and before that a director of exploration projects at Yamana Gold Inc. from 2015 to 2018. He is also Vice President of Mesa Cobre, one of our subsidiaries, effective April 2022. Mr. Kuntz was also President and CEO of Mega Precious Metals Inc., a successful junior exploration company, from 2012 to 2015 which was acquired by Yamana Gold, and its Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to September 2012. Mr. Kuntz gained significant development/production experience in a variety of other senior positions with Runge Ltd., Placer Dome Corporation, and Rea Gold Corporation. Mr. Kuntz holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Manitoba.
Catherine BaroneVice President, Finance
Ms. Barone has over 25 years of finance experience in the mining industry. Ms. Barone was appointed CFO of HPX, Ivanhoe Electric’s predecessor company in 2016, after serving as Vice President, Finance since 2015. From 2002 to 2014, she held a series of senior finance positions at Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (now Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.) including Vice President, Finance. Ms. Barone is a member of the board of Computational Geosciences Inc., as well as the Company's directly-held Canadian subsidiaries.
Ms. Barone holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Ms. Barone is a Chartered Accountant (Australia) and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Cassandra JosephGeneral Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Joseph is an accomplished U.S. mining industry legal executive with over 20 years of experience in corporate, environmental and intellectual property law. Before joining Ivanhoe Electric in February of 2023, Ms. Joseph was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Nevada Copper in Reno, Nevada. Prior to Nevada Copper, she served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer for Reno, Nevada-based Tahoe Resources prior to its sale to Pan American Silver. Ms. Joseph also worked in the Nevada Attorney General's Office, representing the Division of Environmental Protection, the Division of Water Resources, and other agencies within the Department of Natural Resources. She holds a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.
Alex NeufeldVice President, Exploration
Mr. Neufeld has over 18 years of experience in global mineral exploration across various commodities and deposit types. Before joining Ivanhoe Electric in December 2023, Alex led the development of global portfolio analysis and operational planning systems for Anglo American’s global exploration team. Prior to this Alex led the North American exploration team at Anglo American, including entry into Greenland and discovery of undercover mineralization in Arizona. Alex was also a key team member in the Gamsberg East zinc discovery & subsequent delineation in South Africa from 2005-2009.
Stephani TerhorstVice President, Human Resources
Ms. Terhorst is an accomplished human resources and employee benefits professional with 25 years of Human Resources experience, primarily in the coal and aggregates mining sector. Prior to joining Ivanhoe Electric in March of 2023, Ms. Terhorst was the Senior Director of Human Resources and Benefits with NACCO Industries in Dallas, Texas. She has also served as Director of Human Resources for Jennmar Corporation, which manufactures various underground mining products. Ms. Terhorst holds Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, Professional in Human Resources, and Group Benefits Associate certifications. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master's degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from St. Francis University.