Jeffrey Donald is the Head of Onshore Development at The Metals Company, an explorer of the world’s largest estimated undeveloped source of Manganese and critical battery metals, in the form of high-grade deposits of seafloor polymetallic nodules.
He has over 25 years of international experience in the mining and metallurgy business as specialist in the interface between business strategy, capital project scoping, technology, and operational excellence. He is an expert at managing the business case development of complex strategic projects in challenging international environments with multiple stakeholder interests. Dr. Donald has a broad knowledge of all aspects of the mining business, with a basis in metallurgy and process engineering, and has managed a $2.5 billion portfolio projects including greenfield, major expansion, cost optimization, environmental compliance, and de-bottlenecking projects as well as operations and maintenance improvement programs.
Dr Donald holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science at the University of Toronto and is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mining at Queen’s University at Kingston, ON.