BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors is comprised of six members including five independent directors who possess a diverse range of perspectives and experience in the mining industry, business, finance, economics, accounting and public affairs. One of our independent directors, Gerald J. Ford, serves as non-executive Chairman of the Board and Richard C. Adkerson serves as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

  • Gerald J. Ford

    Gerald J. Ford

  • Richard C. Adkerson

    Richard C. Adkerson

  • Lydia H. Kennard

    Lydia H. Kennard

  • Courtney Mather

    Courtney Mather

  • Dustan E. McCoy

    Dustan E. McCoy

  • Frances Fragos Townsend

    Frances Fragos Townsend

  • Gerald J. Ford

    Gerald J. Ford

    Mr. Ford serves as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. He is the principal shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Hilltop Holdings Inc., a Texas-based, publicly traded, diversified financial holding company. Mr. Ford is also the General Partner of Ford Financial II, L.P., a private equity firm. He also serves as a director of Scientific Games Corp., a publicly traded company.

    Mr. Ford is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Golden State Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, California Federal Bank, FSB, a Federal Savings Bank that merged with Citigroup in 2002. He is also the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of First Acceptance Corporation.

    He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University (SMU) from 2002 to 2006, and currently serves as a Trustee and on the Trusteeship Committee of SMU. He is on the Executive Board of SMU School of Law, is a Trustee of Southwestern Medical Foundation and Children’s Medical Foundation and is a member of the Board of Overseers of Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.

    Mr. Ford is a banking and financial institutions entrepreneur who has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions of private and public sector financial institutions over the past 35 years. In that capacity, he acquired and consolidated 30 commercial banks from 1975 to 1993, forming First United Bank Group, Inc., a multi-bank holding company for which he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer until its sale in 1994. During this period, he also led investment consortiums that acquired numerous financial institutions, forming in succession, First Gibraltar Bank, FSB, First Madison Bank, FSB and First Nationwide Bank.

    Mr. Ford received his B.A. degree in Economics from SMU in 1966 and his J.D. degree from SMU School of Law in 1969. In 1995, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of SMU and in 2002, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the SMU School of Law. Mr. Ford was named the 2008 Laureate to the Dallas Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Ford was elected to the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Philanthropy by the Dallas Historical Society. Mr. Ford has served on the FCX Board since 2000, as Lead Independent Director from June 2013 to December 2015 and as non-executive Chairman of the Board since December 2015.

  • Richard C. Adkerson

    Richard C. Adkerson

    Richard C. Adkerson is Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

    He graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting with highest honors and an M.B.A. degree. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Mississippi State. He also completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School in 1988. Prior to joining Freeport-McMoRan in 1989, he was Partner and Managing Director in Arthur Andersen & Co. where he headed the Firm’s Worldwide Oil and Gas Industry Practice. From 1976 to 1978, he was a Professional Accounting Fellow with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

    Mr. Adkerson is a current member and past Chairman of the International Council on Mining and Metals. He is a member of The Business Council, the Business Roundtable and the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. He also serves on the Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Dean’s Council of 100 for the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business. He is an officer and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National WWII Museum, serves on the Board of Visitors of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and was Campaign Chair of the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cancer Has Met Its Match Campaign in Phoenix. He currently serves as the Honorary Chair of the Phoenix Zoo’s Join the Journey - Share our Pride Campaign. He is a member of the Mississippi State University Foundation Board of Directors and served as its President. He chaired Mississippi State’s “State of the Future” capital campaign and serves on the University’s Advisory Board of the College of Business. He was named National Alumnus of the Year of Mississippi State University in 2011. He was inducted into the American Mining Hall of Fame in 2010, received The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers Charles F. Rand Memorial Award in 2011 and was named Copper Man of the Year 2009 by The Copper Club. He was named Executive of the Year by W.P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Council at Arizona State University in 2011. He was named Best CEO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine for eight years. Mr. Adkerson has served on the FCX Board since 2006.

  • Lydia H. Kennard

    Lydia H. Kennard

    Ms. Kennard has over 30 years of executive and operational experience in aviation, construction management and real estate development. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of KDG Construction Consulting, a construction and program management firm, and a principal of Airport Property Ventures, LLC, a developer and operator of aviation facilities. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of Prologis, Inc. Ms. Kennard previously served as the Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports and as a member of the California Air Resources Board. Ms. Kennard has been a director of HCP, Inc., a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the United States, since May 2018. She holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, a Master’s degree in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. degree in Urban Planning and Management from Stanford University. Ms. Kennard joined the FCX Board in December 2013.

  • Courtney Mather

    Courtney Mather

    Courtney Mather has served as Portfolio Manager of Icahn Capital LP, the entity through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds, since December 2016, and was previously Managing Director of Icahn Capital from April 2014 to November 2016. Mr. Mather is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and monitoring investment opportunities and portfolio companies for Icahn Capital. Prior to joining Icahn Capital, Mr. Mather served in multiple senior investment roles with leadership responsibility at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1998 to 2012, most recently as Managing Director responsible for Private Distressed Trading and Investing, where he focused on identifying and analyzing investment opportunities for both Goldman Sachs and clients. Mr. Mather has been a director of: Cheniere Energy, Inc., an energy company primarily engaged in LNG-related businesses, since May 2018; Newell Brands Inc., a global consumer goods company, since March 2018; Conduent Incorporated, a provider of business process outsourcing services, since December 2016; Herc Holdings Inc., an international provider of equipment rental and services, since June 2016; Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc., a company engaged in the business of owning and operating casinos and resorts, since February 2016; and Ferrous Resources Limited, an iron ore mining company with operations in Brazil, since June 2015. Mr. Mather was previously a director of: Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, a supplier of automotive powertrain and safety components, from May 2015 to January 2017; Viskase Companies Inc., a meat casing company, from June 2015 to March 2016; American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, from July 2014 to March 2016; CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, from May 2014 to March 2016; and CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries, from May 2014 to March 2016. Trump Entertainment Resorts, Ferrous Resources Limited, Federal-Mogul, American Railcar Industries, CVR Refining, CVR Energy, and Viskase are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also has a non-controlling interest in each of Cheniere Energy, Conduent, Herc Holdings and Freeport-McMoRan Inc. through the ownership of securities. Mr. Mather received a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers College and attended the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Mather holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) professional designations. Mr. Mather joined the FCX Board in October 2015.

  • Dustan E. McCoy

    Dustan E. McCoy

    Mr. McCoy is the retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Corporation, a leading manufacturer of recreational products. He joined Brunswick in 1999 and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in December 2005. Before joining Brunswick, he held senior positions with Witco Corporation, a chemical manufacturer. Mr. McCoy holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University and a J.D. degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. He also serves on the board of directors of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. Mr. McCoy has served on the FCX Board since 2007.

  • Frances Fragos Townsend

    Frances Fragos Townsend

    Ms. Townsend has over 25 years of experience in legal, law enforcement and security. She currently serves as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. and as a director of Scientific Games Corporation and The Western Union Company. Ms. Townsend previously served as Advisor to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council. She was the first Assistant Commandant for Intelligence for the U.S. Coast Guard and spent 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice in various senior positions. She received her J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law after graduating from American University where she received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Psychology. Ms. Townsend joined the FCX Board in December 2013.