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John Fennell

John Fennell

Chief Executive Officer, International Copper Association Australia

John Fennell is the CEO of the Internationnal Copper Association Australia Ltd which is the pre-eminent marketing and technology development body for the copper industry in Oceania and which is closely aligned with the global International Copper Association (ICA) and the Copper Alliance.

ICAA’s members represent a majority of Australasia’s copper production and the largest copper and copper alloy fabricators

ICAA’s status as a not-for-profit trade association provides its members with a credible independent advocate to address challenges faced by the collective industry

John has led the Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future project since its inception in 2019

Prior to his role with the ICAA, John owned and operated amid size manufacturing company in the automotive industry and prior to that worked with Price Watrehouse in the accounting and management consulting fields