Freeport-McMoRan taps Quirk as CEO

Kathleen L. Quirk

Freeport-McMoRan has appointed Kathleen L. Quirk as president and chief executive officer, effective June 11. She succeeds Richard C. Adkerson, who will remain chair of the board of directors, supporting the leadership transition and Freeport’s business on strategic matters of significance to the company.

Quirk joined Freeport in 1989 and has been responsible for a broad range of corporate functions during her career. She was named president of Freeport in 2021 and became a member of the board of directors in 2023. As a senior member of the company’s executive team for more than 20 years, Quirk has been instrumental in Freeport’s strategic planning and execution of company goals.

“I look forward to continuing to enhance value for our stakeholders through strong execution of our plans, the pursuit of innovation and new technologies to improve efficiency and grow our business through the development of our large resource base to serve an expanding market for our products,” said Quirk.

Source: Freeport-McMoRan

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