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John Gardener

General Manager - Sales & Marketing
Atlantic Ltd.

John Gardener graduated from the University of Durham with an honours degree in Geology and Geophysics. He worked in oil exploration in Peru and the UK for four years before joining the mining industry with Noranda. In Noranda he was responsible for the sales and marketing of selenium, tellurium, cadmium, lead bismuth alloy and zinc metal in the European market. In 1994 he joined Rio Tinto in London and worked on zinc and zinc alloy marketing from the Norzink refinery in Norway. When Rio Tinto bought North, he took over responsibility for the sales and marketing of zinc and lead concentrate from the Zinkgruvan mine in Sweden. He additionally managed the sales and marketing of aluminium in Europe from Rio Tinto's UK and New Zealand smelters. He held Director positions at Anglesey Aluminium and Rio Tinto Marketing Services. In 2006 John was seconded to Rio Tinto's Robe JV in Perth, Australia and managed iron ore sales and marketing in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Europe. In 2009 he joined Sinosteel in Perth as business development manager, sourcing iron ore, coking / steam coal and manganese ore for the Chinese market. In January 2012 he joined Atlantic as GM Sales and Marketing John is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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