Jeff is a graduate of Queen’s University (1980) with a degree in Mining Engineering. After university, he worked in various management positions in ASARCO’s Tennessee Mines Division from 1980 to 1983. It was during this time that Jeff received his MBA degree from the University of Tennessee. The following 4 years were spent in ASARCO’s New York offices in the Ore Department where Jeff oversaw the Lead/Zinc concentrate desk.
In 1987 Jeff transferred to Elders Raw Material Ltd. to begin his trading career, concentrating on lead, zinc, tin and copper concentrates. He left for Pechiney World Trade (PWT) in 1990 as the Lead/Zinc trader and took over responsibility for PWT’s Ores and Concentrate Department in 1992 through to the management buyout from Alcan.
Upon completion of the MBO, Jeff assumed the role of Chairman and Managing Director of Ocean Partners Holdings Limited in October 2004. Jeff stepped down as Managing Director on December 31st, 2014 and will continue in his role as Chairman.