Sir Mick Davis
Chair of the Board
Sir Mick Davis is a highly successful mining executive who founded Vision Blue Resources in December 2020 to identify and capture opportunities in battery and technology minerals linked to EV & Grid Storage growth. He is credited with building Xstrata Plc into one of the world’s largest global diversified mining and metals companies prior to its acquisition by Glencore Plc. Before listing Xstrata on the London Stock Exchange as CEO, he was CFO of Billiton Plc and Chairman of Billiton Coal, which he joined after serving as CFO of Eskom, South Africa’s power utility company that provides 60% of the total electricity consumed on the African continent.
During his career in mining, Sir Mick Davis has raised over US$40 billion from global capital markets and successfully completed over US$120 billion of corporate transactions, including the creation of the Ingwe Coal Corporation in South Africa; the listing of Billiton on the London Stock Exchange; the merger of BHP and Billiton; as well as numerous transactions at Xstrata culminating in the sale to Glencore Plc.
Sir Mick Davis is a Chartered Accountant by profession and holds an honors degree in Commerce from Rhodes University, South Africa and an Honorary Doctorate from Bar Ilan University, Israel.