Chief Operating Officer - Aeris Resources

Ian Sheppard is a mining engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in mine operations, technical studies and business development gained in gold, base metals and iron ore. His experience includes both underground and open pit mining.

Ian has worked in Australia, Canada, Papua New Guinea and been involved with mines in Laos and Indonesia. His current role is the Chief Operating Officer for Aeris Resources, a small copper mining company based in Brisbane. Previously he held General Manager Roles with Norton Gold Fields Limited and PanAust Limited and more than seven years with Ok Tedi Mining in Papua New Guinea as General Manager and Executive Manager with responsibility for operations, technical services, business development and exploration. Mine management experience was at Mount Isa Mines in Queensland and the Kalgoorlie region in Western Australia.

Ian holds a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales, a Masters in Mineral Economics from Curtin University of Technology, as well as a First Class Mine Managers Certificate from Western Australia. He is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.