Leadership Appointments at LKAB Minerals

News December 11, 2020

The former Managing Director of LKAB Minerals Ltd., Darren Wilson, will take on the role of CEO for Industrial Minerals from the 1st January 2021.

Leif Boström, Senior Vice President for LKAB’s Business Area Special Products comments, “Darren has successfully developed and grown the UK minerals business. In this new, broader role, I look forward to him leading a similar growth journey for our international mineral business, together with Rowan in the UK and our other operations around the world.”

Darren Wilson notes, “minerals are around us in everything we do, and demand for increasingly complex combinations will continue to grow.  Our challenge is to meet that demand whilst minimising the impact on our environment. This makes it an exciting time to be in the Industrial Minerals sector, and I look forward to the opportunity to lead the development of our industrial minerals business in the US, Europe, Asia and new markets, while keeping our sustainable values at the core of the business”.

I wish my colleague Rowan Elliott every success in his new role as Managing Director for LKAB Minerals Ltd.”

Rowan Elliott joined LKAB Minerals in 2018 as European Chief Operating Officer and brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Rowan has spent over 25 years in the industry in senior management roles, for organisations such as Tarmac and Francis Flower.

Rowan Elliott says: “It is with great pride and pleasure that I accept the position of Managing Director for the UK business. Set against a backdrop of exciting change announced across the wider LKAB business, our functional changes reflect a process of evolution as we continue to grow and develop a UK organisation already grounded on exceptional foundations. At the end of what has been a very challenging year, it is good to reflect on our many collective achievements and look forward to 2021 with optimism and confidence”.