Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX:ADV,NYSE MKT:AXX) announced yesterday that it has appointed former President, Iron Ore of BHP Billiton Limited, Ian R. Ashby, to its Board of Directors. Alderon has also added Mr. W. Adrian Loader, former President and CEO of Shell Canada to the Board.
As quoted in the press release:
Mr. Ashby worked 25 years for BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resource company. During his time with BHP Billiton, Mr. Ashby held many senior roles including Chief Operating Officer, Base Metals, Chief Operating Officer, Western Australia Iron Ore and lastly President, Iron Ore from 2006 to 2012. As President, Iron Ore, Mr. Ashby was responsible for global strategy development and execution, and operations and project development for the Iron Ore business. He was accountable for the largest and most profitable business within BHP Billiton and was instrumental in expanding the business to almost twice its capacity during his tenure. Mr. Ashby holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining from the University of Melbourne, Australia.