The Ankh Awards

Recipients - 1990s

1999: Christopher J.B. Green and Norbert Brodersen

Green, who served as chairman of the London Metal Exchange during one of its most turbulent periods, championed the creation of a high-grade copper contract and ensured a clearing system was established. He served on the LME Committee from 1973 to 1982, and was vice-chairman from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, Green became a director of the Metal Market and Exchange Co. Ltd., which then was the LME’s governing body.

Broderson, from his earliest days with Preussag through to KM-Kabelmetal, established a synergy between the commercial and financial arms of the fabrication business. KM Europa Metall, of which Brodersen is spokesman of the executive board, was formed in 1995 through the merger of the pan-European, Italian-controlled Europa Metalli copper group and KM-Kabelmetal.

1998: Charles G. Preble

Preble, the head of Southern Peru Copper Corp., presided over the agreement signed with the Peruvian government to expand operations in 1991 and the initiation of development and environmental projects totaling $445 million.

1997: Richard de J. Osborne

Osborne first joined Asarco as vice president of finance in 1975. He was named to the board of directors in 1976, promoted to executive vice president in 1977 and named president of the company in 1982. He added the title of chairman and chief executive officer in December 1985.

1996: Stanley C. Craft and Lennart Gustafsson

Craft was president and chief executive officer of Essex Group Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind.

Gustafsson, retired president of the International Copper Association, served as chief executive officer of Outokumpu Copper from 1987 to 1988 until answering the call of world copper diplomacy when the association was formed.

1995: Milton H. Ward

Ward, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Cyprus Amax Minerals Co., Englewood, Colo., was chosen for the award for the work performed on developing and bringing in remote Indonesian copper deposits while president of New Orleans-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. and his role in shaping Cyprus Amax into one of the premier copper companies of the world.


The Copper Club marked its 50th anniversary with a banquet and historical review in lieu of its annual Ankh award ceremony.

1993: Douglas C. Yearley

Yearley joined Phelps Dodge in 1960 as a project engineer and research director in the company’s Copper Products unit. Yearley, who studied metallurgical engineering at Cornell University, led an effort to establish the United Nations International Copper Study Group, which was formed in 1992.

1992: J. Burgess Winter

Born in Ireland, Winter was president and chief executive officer of Tucson-based Magma Copper Co. For 17 years, Winter worked on metals operations in South Africa. He also spent seven years as vice president and general manager of Inspiration Resources and five years as senior vice president of operations at Kennecott Corp. Winter joined Magma in 1988.

1991: Keith C. Hendrick

Currently retired, Hendrick used to be chairman of Noranda Minerals Inc. and spent one year as founding chairman of the International Council on Metals and the Environment. Hendrick worked for Noranda Inc. for 39 years.

1990: Sir Alistair Frame

Frame last served as chairman of British Steel Plc. resigned for health reasons. Before that, he had been chairman of RTZ Corp., London, a major British mining company and one of the world’s largest copper producers. He is deceased.

Past Recipients