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“I have long appreciated the work ICA has undertaken as the leading voice for the copper industry. This is a momentous time for the industry not only because of the essential role copper will play in building back the global economy, but the role copper can play in helping meet global climate emissions targets.”
Chairman -International Copper Association / Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
The Board of Directors of the International Copper Association (ICA) recently elected Steve Higgins, Senior Vice President, and Chief Administrative Officer, Freeport-McMoRan, as its new Chairman. He will serve in this capacity for two years.
Higgins replaces Ivan Arriagada, Group CEO, Antofagasta PLC, who served as ICA Chairman for the last two years.
In his new role as ICA Chairman, Higgins will help guide the copper industry at an important time. “I have long appreciated the work ICA has undertaken as the leading voice for the copper industry. This is a momentous time for the industry not only because of the essential role copper will play in building back the global economy, but the role copper can play in helping meet global climate emissions targets,” stated Higgins. “I am honored to begin my tenure as ICA’s Chairman. I look forward to working with my copper industry colleagues and the ICA executive team to deliver value for the industry in high-impact, end-use markets.”
ICA’s President, Tony Lea, noted, “Steve has always been a strong advocate for the ICA, and I know his passion for the industry will benefit our members and staff. I extend my gratitude to Ivan Arriagada for his guidance and dedication over the last two years. ICA has made tremendous strides on behalf of the copper industry during his tenure.”
Steve Higgins is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. He has responsibility for Environmental Services and Sustainability, Global Supply Chain, Health and Safety, Human Resources and Freeport-McMoRan Sales Company. He previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and President of Freeport Cobalt. Mr. Higgins has 40 years in the metals industry, including nearly 30 years with the company. He serves as Chairman of the International Copper Association and The Copper Club and as Chairman of the London Metal Exchange’s Copper Committee. He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.
About the International Copper Association
The International Copper Association (ICA) brings together the global copper industry to develop and defend markets for copper and make a positive contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ICA has offices in three primary regions: Asia, Europe, and North America. ICA and its Copper Alliance partners are active in more than 60 countries worldwide.