Ron Knapp has been in his current post as Secretary General of the International Aluminium Institute, London since December 2008. Prior to this appointment Ron was the Executive Director of the Australian Aluminium Council from 2002 to 2008. Previous positions include Chief Executive of the World Coal Institute from 1997 to 2001 and the Minerals Council of Australia from 1987 to 1996. Ron is an economist with experience in both government and private sectors.
The International Aluminium Institute is the global forum of the world's aluminium producers. Through the Institute, the aluminium industry aims to promote a wider understanding of its activities and demonstrate its responsibility in relation to all key sustainability issues - environmental, health, safety and recycling.