Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate AffairsMr. Ernest Dempsey was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer, Vice President Marketing and Corporationrationrate Affairs of the Company effective January 1, 2017. He was Vice President Investor Relations and Corporationrationrate Affairs of New Millennium Iron Corporationration, since 2011. Prior thereto, Mr. Dempsey served in executive sales and marketing roles for Mitsubishi Development Pty. Ltd. in Perth, Western Australia, Rio Tintos iron ore businesses in Europe, and Iron Ore Company of Canada. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dempsey was with USbased miners Cleveland Cliffs Inc. and Pickands Mather Co., where he was involved with their Canadian and Australian iron ore joint venture activities.
President Since 2017Dempsey held the same position at Iron Ore Company of Canada from 1997 to 2004, and subsequently represented Rio Tinto iron ore businesses in Europe. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dempsey was with USbased mining companies Cleveland Cliffs Inc. and Pickands Mather & Co., where his roles included commercial responsibilities in Canadian iron ore.