South Jordan, Utah – Lynn Cardey-Yates, currently vice president, legal, at Kennecott Utah Copper, will assume a new role in the company as the vice president of sustainable development beginning Oct. 1, 2012. Cardey-Yates will replace Rohan McGowan-Jackson who recently accepted the role of vice president, innovation and resource development.
“Kennecott has a strong commitment to our community, our economy and our environment,” said Kennecott President and CEO Kelly Sanders. “Lynn’s skills and experience make her the ideal leader to support our on-going efforts to achieve the highest level of responsible business practices.”
“Kennecott employees are passionate about the business and doing their jobs safely and efficiently,” said Cardey-Yates. “I am proud to be a part of the Kennecott team and lead our efforts in sustainable development.”
In her new role, Cardey-Yates will lead Kennecott’s health, safety, permitting and environmental teams, oversee energy programs, and manage all water and land resources, including Daybreak. She will also work with community leaders, regulators and other stakeholders to garner continued support for sustained business growth.
During her numerous years at Rio Tinto and Kennecott, Cardey-Yates has held vice president and general counsel positions, and currently serves as a board member of The Nature Conservancy in Utah and a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Prior to joining Kennecott, she was a partner and member of the Board of Directors at Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City and a partner at Burns, Wall, Smith & Muller in Denver, Colo. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver, College of Law.