Mr. Scott is a metallurgical engineer with over 30 years of experience in mining operations. He has led performance teams in administration, project development, program management, operations, and business development and has directed major improvement initiatives at large-scale mining companies. Most recent, Mr. Scott was VP, Corporate Responsibility and Strategy for Thompson Creek Metals Company and was responsible for developing and executing a company-wide focus on sustainability and environmental and safety performance. Previously, he spent over 12 years with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company, with his last position as Vice President (VP), Process Management and Information Systems. Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President (SVP), Cyprus Coal, for Surface and Central Appalachian Mines, SVP of Western Operations, which included mines in the Gillette area of Wyoming , as well as VP and General Manager of the company’s flagship project, the Bagdad Copper Mine. Mr. Scott also spent over 10 years in senior level consulting positions with Pincock Allen & Holt. Mr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.