Peter Lightfoot is a skilled geologist with significant experience in the minerals industry (Inco and Vale), the Ontario Geological Survey, and in academia. Peter holds responsibilities for technical aspects of exploration, research and development, strategic studies of the nickel market, and mentoring members of the geoscience team.
Peter has been involved in greenfield exploration in Canada, Greenland, China, India, South Africa, Mongolia, Angola, Finland, Australia, and Brazil. He has also been involved in brownfield and near-mine exploration in Indonesia, Carajas, Sudbury, Thompson, and Voice’s Bay.
Peter is the Hutchinson Visiting Industry Professor and Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Ontario, London. He holds a BA degree from Oxford University, an M.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from the Open University.