Mr John Barbagallo

Chief Executive Officer – Moly-Cop

John has 30 years of industrial experience across the mining, aluminium and steel sectors.  John has worked in a number of functional, technical and general management roles with MIM Holdings (now Glencore), Rio Tinto and Arrium in New Zealand, UK and Australia.

He is currently the CEO of global Moly-Cop mining services company.   Moly-Cop is the largest supplier of grinding media globally, used for the extraction of minerals in mine concentrators and milling circuits, along with high quality railway wheels/axles and other specialised steel products.  Moly-Cop is the market leader in South America, North America and Australasia, with sales largely to customers located in the countries of Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, USA, Australia and Indonesia.

John holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Queensland. John is passionate about science, technology and how improved knowledge has the potential to enhance business, community and well-being outcomes.