EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

  • Adkerson

    Richard C. Adkerson
    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

  • Kathleen L. Quirk

    Kathleen L. Quirk
    President

  • Douglas N. Currault II

    Douglas N. Currault II
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel

  • Stephen T. Higgins

    Stephen T. Higgins
    Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

  • Maree Robertson

    Maree Robertson
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  • Adkerson

    Richard C. Adkerson

    Richard C. Adkerson is Chairman of the Board 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 currently serves as Chair of the International Council on Mining and Metals. He has been a member of ICMM since 2005 and previously served as Chair from 2008 – 2011. He is a member of The Business Council, the Business Roundtable, 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 Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Dean's Council of 100 for the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business.

    He serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the National WWII Museum and as a member of the Board of Visitors of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and was Campaign Chair of the Banner M.D. 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 and past President of the Mississippi State University Foundation Board of Directors, serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the College of Business, and chaired Mississippi State's State of the Future capital campaign.

    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 the W. P. Carey School of Business Dean's Council at Arizona State University in 2011. For ten years, Mr. Adkerson was named The Best CEO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine. Mr. Adkerson has served on the FCX Board since 2006 and as Chairman of the Board since February 2021.

  • Kathleen L. Quirk

    Kathleen L. Quirk

    Kathleen L. Quirk is President of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Ms. Quirk has over thirty years of experience in the Freeport-McMoRan organization and is a senior member of the company’s executive team. She has been instrumental in Freeport-McMoRan’s strategic planning and has responsibility for a broad range of financial and administrative functions. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of the company from 2003 to March 2022. During that period she was named Best CFO in Metals and Mining by Institutional Investor magazine on numerous occasions. Ms. Quirk holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vulcan Materials Company.

  • Douglas N. Currault II

    Douglas N. Currault II

    Douglas Currault is Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He has responsibility for all legal oversight, including roles as chief legal advisor and counsel to the senior leadership team and Board of Directors. Mr. Currault, who has nearly 15 years with the company, also has supervision of government relations and global compliance. Before joining the company, he served over 12 years as outside counsel with extensive experience in corporate and transactional matters. He has a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Loyola University of New Orleans.

  • Stephen T. Higgins

    Stephen T. Higgins

    Steve Higgins is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. He has responsibility for Environmental Services and Sustainability, Global Supply Chain, Health and Safety, Human Resources and Freeport-McMoRan Sales Company. He previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and President of Freeport Cobalt. Mr. Higgins has 40 years in the metals industry, including nearly 30 years with the company. He serves as Chairman of the International Copper Association and The Copper Club and as Chairman of the London Metal Exchange's Copper Committee. He has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University.

  • Maree Robertson

    Maree Robertson

    Maree E. Robertson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. She has responsibility for FCX’s accounting, finance and tax functions, including financial reporting, operational accounting, internal controls, financial planning and analysis, treasury and risk management. Ms. Robertson joined the company on March 1, 2022. Prior to joining the company, she served as Chief Financial Officer, Energy and Minerals of Rio Tinto Group, a multinational metals and mining company, since 2019. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Ms. Robertson had a 17-year career at BHP Group, a multinational natural resources company, serving in a broad range of international finance functions, including Vice President, Finance, Petroleum USA; Head of Finance, Conventional and Potash, Petroleum USA; Vice President, Finance, Potash Canada; and Vice President, Finance, Minera Escondida Ltda. Ms. Robertson joined BHP in 2002 after four years in the PricewaterhouseCoopers natural resource audit practice. Ms. Robertson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Chartered Accountant.