Ross Bhappu has been with Resource Capital Funds since the beginning of its second fund in 2001. His experience in the mining industry has been in working for both major and junior mining companies in operational, business development and management roles.
Prior to joining Resource Capital Funds, Ross served as the Chief Executive Officer of GTN Copper Corporation, a development stage mining company. Additional experience includes serving as Director of Business Development for Newmont Mining Corporation, where he was involved in merger and acquisition activities, the marketing of copper concentrates to smelters all over the world, business development activities and the commercialization of Newmont’s proprietary metallurgical technologies. Before joining Newmont, Ross worked for Cyprus Minerals Company (now part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold) where was involved in the construction and operation of the rebuilt Miami Copper Smelter in Arizona and served in various other technical and financial roles.
Ross currently serves on the boards of directors of Lighthouse Resources Inc. and the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources. He previously held Director roles with a number of mining companies including Traxys S.A., Molycorp, Constellation Copper, EMED Mining and Anglo Asian Mining. Ross recently concluded his three-year term on the board of directors of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME).
Ross holds a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Arizona. He is married with twin daughters and lives in Denver.