The Ankh Awards
The Copper Club’s Ankh Award, named for the ankh, a graphic symbol for the red metal dating back to ancient Egypt, was first presented in 1962 to honor outstanding individual achievements in and contributions to the copper industry.
The trophy awarded to recipients is a reproduction of Auguste Rodin’s famous sculpture, The Thinker.
Each year, the Copper Club circulates a survey soliciting the copper industry for nominees for the award. It asks for the names of individuals who have made notable contributions to the industry, and the winner is selected by the Ankh Award committee.
2024: Kathleen L. Quirk
The Copper Club is pleased to announce Kathleen L. Quirk, President of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), as the 2024 Ankh Award recipient. The award will be presented at The Copper Club’s 80th Anniversary Dinner on June 12, 2024, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, NY. Ms. Quirk, who will become Freeport’s Chief Executive Officer in June, will be honored in recognition of her exceptional leadership and commitment to the copper industry.
2023: Don Lindsay
Don Lindsay, recently retired President and Chief Executive Officer for Teck Resources was named the 2023 recipient for the prestigious Ankh Award.
The award was presented at the Copper Club Annual Dinner on June 14, 2023 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
2022: Iván Arriagada
Iván Arriagada, Chief Executive Officer-Antofagasta Minerals S.A. was named the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Ankh Award.
The award was presented at The Copper Club Annual Dinner on June 8, 2022 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.