Chief Executive, Executive Director / Champion Iron
Mining engineer by training, David Cataford joined Champion Iron in 2014 and became chief executive in April 2019. Prior to his appointment as chief executive, he was the chief operating officer where he played a key role in the management team. Mr Cataford completed the acquisition and delivery of the successful restart of the Bloom Lake Mine by managing its construction, its commissioning, and building a team composed of more than 900 top mining talents.
In addition to his successful performance history in executing acquisitions, Mr Cataford held several management positions in the Labrador Trough including his tenure with Cliffs Natural Resources and ArcelorMittal.
Mr Cataford co-founded and held the role of president of the North Shore and Labrador Mineral Processing Society. He received the Young Mining Professionals award and the Brendan Woods International Top Gun CEO award.