VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ.TO)(TRQ.TO)(TRQ) today announced that the company''s Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of director Andrew Harding and appointed Jean-Sébastien Jacques to the board. Last week Rio Tinto, Turquoise Hill''s majority shareholder, announced management changes and appointed Mr. Jacques as Chief Executive, Copper and named Mr. Harding Chief Executive, Iron Ore.
Mr. Jacques joined Rio Tinto in October 2011 and before his current position he was President, International Operations - Copper. Prior to Rio Tinto, Mr. Jacques spent more than 15 years working across Europe, south-east Asia, India and the US in operational and strategy roles in the aluminum, bauxite and steel industries. He served as Group Director, Strategy and was on the Executive Committee at Tata Steel Group from 2007 to 2011. Previously, Mr. Jacques spent four years as Corporate Development and Strategy Director at steelmaker Corus and worked for aluminum company Pechiney.
About Turquoise Hill Resources
Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ.TO)(TRQ.TO)(TRQ), formerly Ivanhoe Mines, is an international mining company focused on copper, gold and coal mines in the Asia Pacific region. The company''s primary operation is its 66% interest in the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold-silver mine in southern Mongolia. Other assets include a 58% interest in Mongolian coal miner SouthGobi Resources (SGQ.TO)(1878.HK); a 57% interest in copper-gold miner Ivanhoe Australia (IVA.TO)(IVA.AX); and a 50% interest in Altynalmas Gold, a private company developing the Kyzyl Gold Project in Kazakhstan, which is in the process of being sold.
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