A leader in the mining industry, Alistair Ross, Director of Mining (Ontario Operations), Vale Canada Limited, is known for his passion for mentorship and for helping develop true leadership potential in both individuals and organizations. Before joining Vale in 2017, he provided leadership advice and coaching to Sudbury businesses experiencing rapid growth. Ross’s mining career spans six countries across the globe. He was President of Lonmin’s South Africa Operations, the world’s third-largest platinum producer. Before joining Lonmin, he spent many years at Inco’s Canadian Operations. His early career was spent in the USA in the copper mining world with Phelps Dodge and Magma Copper companies. Prior to coming to North America, he started his career in Africa, working as Production Superintendent at BCL’s Botswana smelter, and as Area Metallurgist for Rio Tinto Zimbabwe.