Andrew Lye
Project Director

Andrew leads the Resolution Copper team and its work to plan and permit a safe, environmentally sensitive mine.

Before he came to Resolution Copper, Andrew led the La Granja copper project in Peru.He has been with Rio Tinto since 2000 and has led operational and technical teams across the globe, working in Peru, Madagascar and Australia.

He has a bachelor of science in Geology and Geomorphology from Macquarie University.

Sterling Hundley
Financial Operations Officer

Sterling Hundley handles Resolution Copper’s financial planning, reporting, accounting and treasury work.

He has been with Resolution Copper for 10 years, has two decades of finance experience and spent 16 years with ConocoPhillips, where he led financial reporting for the company’s Risk Management and Remediation team.

Sterling is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor of science in Finance from Arizona State University.

Kim Huether
General Manager, Studies

Kim is responsible for leading and progressing the technical studies of the project.

She has led complex underground block cave studies for major mining companies in US, Australia, Mongolia and Indonesia. Kim has also previously delivered studies for Rio Tinto projects and operations with Resolution Copper, La Granja, Kennecott and Oyu Tolgoi.

Kim has a bachelor’s degree in Mine Engineering form South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Diego Ortega
General Manager, Communities & Social Performance

Diego leads our work to engage and partner with business and community leaders, neighbors, Native American tribes and other stakeholders in the project. He is responsible for community programs, our work to hire people and suppliers from the Copper Triangle communities, government relations and for managing internal and external communications.

He comes to us from Peru, where he had a similar role with the La Granja project. He has extensive global experience and has worked with mining industry leaders such as Gold Fields Ltd.

Diego has a bachelor’s degree in Law and Political Science and a master of law degree from Duke University and attended the Business General Management program at Harvard Business School.

Victoria Peacey
Senior Manager of Permitting & Approvals 

Vicky manages the permitting process with federal, state and local agencies and makes sure we are sensitive to the environment as we plan the proposed Resolution Copper mine and that the mine is operated in a way that preserves and protects the natural surroundings.

Vicky has worked in mining reclamation sites, operations and projects across the United States and, before she came to Resolution Copper, managed environmental affairs and permitting for a proposed mine in Michigan.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science and a master of science in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Jacob Rukavina

Manager, Health, Safety and Environmental 

We are committed to making Resolution Copper and safe place to work, and Jacob leads our work in this area, which is our first priority.

He joined Resolution Copper in 2016, and we are benefiting from his experience in health, safety and the mining industry. Most recently, he as with the Rio Tinto Kennecott mine in Utah, which earned the National Mining Association’s (NMA) 2014 Sentinels of Safety Award.

Jacob has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Utah State University and masters of business administration from Westminster College.