Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO)
Peter Xavier is Vice President of Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (Sudbury INO).
Sudbury INO consists of an exploration group, two underground mines, a concentrator and a smelter. Peter is also responsible for project investment of $1.5B towards developing the Onaping Depth Mine and Smelter environmental projects. Additionally, feasibility studies are in progress through a partnership to develop the Nickel Rim Depth project.
Previously, Peter was Director of Nickel Rim South Mine for Sudbury INO where he had the overall accountability for the continued delivery of operational excellence at this mine which became an operation in 2010. A graduate of Laurentian University’s Mining Engineering program, Peter’s other previous key positions prior to being appointed Mine Director were Thayer Lindsley Mine Manager and Strathcona Mill Manager.
Peter is currently Chair of the Ontario Mining Association (OMA) Board, and a Board member of the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) and the Ultra Deep Mining Network (UDMN). He is also on the Board of Governors at Laurentian University. Peter is also a Warden of Camp 22 which oversees the engineering oath and iron ring ceremony. He was previously a Board member of the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) – Sudbury Chapter.
Peter was awarded the 2014 CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders award.
Additionally, Peter is an alumnus of the Canada-Caribbean Emerging Leaders Dialogue (CCELD2011) and the Commonwealth Study Conference Leaders program (CSC2014), both highly prestigious leadership programs associated with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Study Conferences. Peter joined leaders from various sectors to take part in this strategic initiative aimed at tackling challenges that businesses, governments and society face today. Peter was part of the steering committee and Sudbury planning committee chair for CCELD2015.