Chief Executive Officer
Ulf Quellmann was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Turquoise Hill Resources on July 30, 2018.
Before this apointment Mr. Quellmann was Vice President, Strategic Projects, Copper and Diamonds at Rio Tinto and also Chief Financial Officer, Copper and Diamonds at Rio Tinto from 2016 to 2018. Prior to this, he was Group Treasurer at Rio Tinto. Before joining Rio Tinto in 2008, Mr. Quellmann had been with Alcan, based in Montreal, and with General Motors in both New York and London.
During his time at Alcan, Mr. Quellmann held a variety of senior finance positions of which the most recent role was that of Vice-President, Investor Relations. At General Motors, Mr. Quellmann spent a few years at the Treasurer’s Office in New York. He also worked at Vauxhall Motors, GM’s United Kingdom subsidiary, for five years in various finance, marketing and general management roles.
Mr. Quellmann holds an MBA from the London Business School and is also a non-executive director on the board of Spectris plc, a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Mr. Quellmann was appointed to the Turquoise Hill Resources board in May, 2017.
Chief Financial Officer
Luke Colton was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Turquoise Hill Resources on October 9, 2017. Mr. Colton has been with Rio Tinto since 2004 and has worked in various business units, including minerals, iron ore and energy. In his most recent role as Richards Bay Chief Financial Officer, he was directly responsible for financial and managerial accounting, business planning, treasury, tax, warehousing and compliance functions as well as a member of the senior leadership team. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Mr. Colton was Senior Accountant with Ernst & Young.
Vice President, Operations and Development
Brendan Lane was appointed Vice President, Operations and Development of Turquoise Hill Resources on February 1, 2016 bringing more than 25 years of mining industry experience to the Company. Since 2013, Mr. Lane has served as Minera Escondida Limitada and Grasberg Finance Director at Rio Tinto Copper. In this capacity, he provided strategic guidance and decision support to operational management teams with joint venture partners BHP Billiton and Freeport-McMoRan. Previously, Mr. Lane held a variety of commercial roles in the Rio Tinto copper and coal business units as well as engineering positions at Anglo American and BHP Billiton. Mr. Lane holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Queensland and a Master of Applied Finance degree from the University of Southern Queensland.
Dustin S. Isaacs
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Dustin Isaacs was appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Turquoise Hill Resources on January 1, 2013. Mr. Isaacs has 20 years of experience in legal, governance and transactional matters. Prior to joining Turquoise Hill, Mr. Isaacs worked for two years at Rio Tinto holding lead legal roles in various transactional and joint venture projects as well as providing legal, commercial and strategic advice to certain business units. He was previously in private legal practice for close to 10 years as part of the business law group at a top-tier Canadian law firm. Mr. Isaacs holds LL.B. (Common Law), B.C.L. (Civil Law) and B.A. (Honours) degrees from McGill University and has his ICD.D designation.