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Victoria Peacey

Senior Manager Permitting and Approvals

Resolution Copper

2019 Medal of Merit Recipient

Born in Montreal, Canada, Vicky comes from a mining family- her father, sister, brother-in-law and her husband are all miners. She attended the University of Western Ontario where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Geoscience and a Master of Science Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Peacey has been with Resolution Copper since 2010 where she is presently the Senior Manager Permitting and Approvals and manages all federal, state and local agency approvals, agreements and permits and makes sure that the company is sensitive to the environment and cultural heritage during the planning process and that the mine will be operated in a way that preserves and protects the natural surroundings.

Peacey joined Rio Tinto in 2002 as a Senior Environmental Engineer at Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah where she successfully designed and implemented a strategy to obtain multiple state permits for a major expansion of the Bingham Canyon Mine open pit, concentrator and tailings. This work included completion of all baseline data collection and impact assessments for groundwater, geochemistry, surface water and air as well as closure and reclamation.

In 2007 Peacey attended an intensive 4 week course at the London School of Business and Finance and participated in the Emerging Leaders Program.

She then moved to Marquette, Michigan in 2008  as Manager Environmental Affairs and Permitting for Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Eagle Minerals where she developed and implemented a strategy to successfully obtain all Federal, State and County permits and approvals for a $400 million underground mine, concentrator and tailings facility.  Production commenced in September 2014 ahead of schedule and on budget.

Peacey lives in Gold Canyon, Arizona with her husband and three children.

Peacey is on the Board of the American Exploration & Mining Association.  She has been active with the Boyce Thomas Arboretum and has participated as a fundraiser for the Phoenix Indian Center.


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