Mining team

John Rickus

Head of Technical Services

Mr Rickus is Head of Technical Services for Origo and the former President of Resolution Copper. He has over 40 years of mining sector experience, including 24 years with Rio Tinto, of which six years as head of Technical Services and six years as a mining executive with the Rio Tinto Copper Group. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of Palabora Mining, the Somincor Copper Mine in Portugal, and the Minera Alumbrera in Argentina. He was a member of the Owners’ Council for Minera Escondida in Chile and led the technical input on Rio Tinto’s behalf in Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Indonesia. Mr Rickus’ expertise encompasses everything from evaluation of potential acquisitions and technical input on joint ventures to leadership of teams of geological, mining, metallurgical, civil and electrical engineers.