TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the Nickel Institute has today elected Daniel Chandler, Commodity Manager, South32 Marketing Pte Ltd., as Chairperson. His appointment is for a one-year term, renewable for a second year. Mr. Chandler succeeds Scott Yarrow, formerly Vice President, Sustainability Nickel, Glencore International AG, whose mandate has been completed. Marie-Axelle Gautier, Vice President Public Affairs, Eramet, was elected first Vice-Chairperson. Tina Litzinger, Vice President Marketing, Sherritt International Corporation, was elected Second Vice Chairperson.
Nickel Institute President, Dr. Hudson Bates said, "Dan Chandler has been engaged with the Nickel Institute for almost a decade. This kind of background places him in an excellent position to lead the organization as Chairperson of the Board. I look forward to working in partnership with Dan to steer the work of the Nickel Institute.
The Institute staff and I thank Scott for his significant contribution to the nickel industry over many years. We will miss his counsel and wish him well in his new role at Glencore outside the nickel business."
Dan Chandler said, "I am honoured to take on the role of Chairperson of the Nickel Institute and work with colleagues from across the global nickel industry to promote the long term use of nickel to contribute to a sustainable future."
Nickel Institute is the global association of leading primary nickel producers. Our mission is to promote and support the use of nickel in appropriate applications. NI grows and supports markets for new and existing nickel applications including stainless steel; and promotes sound science, risk management, and socio-economic benefit as the basis for public policy and regulation. Through our science division NiPERA Inc. (www.nipera.org), we also undertake leading edge scientific research relevant to human health and the environment. NI is the centre of excellence for information on nickel and nickel-containing materials and has offices in Asia, Europe and North America.
South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people's lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.
SOURCE Nickel Institute