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Rio Tinto PLC (RIO.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Simon Thompson

60 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

48 2016 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Jakob Stausholm

52 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Bold Baatar

2016 Chief Executive - Energy & Minerals

Alfredo Barrios

2014 Chief Executive - Rio Tinto Aluminium

Chris Salisbury

2016 Chief Executive - Iron Ore

Arnaud Soirat

2016 Chief Executive - Copper & Diamonds

Barbara Levi

2020 Group Executive, Group General Counsel

Vera Kirikova

2017 Group Executive - Human Resources

Stephen McIntosh

2019 Other - Group Executive, Growth and Innovation and Health, Safety and Environment

Simone Niven

2017 Group Executive - Corporate Relations

Simon Trott

2018 Chief Commercial Officer

Steve Allen

48 2017 Group Company Secretary

Tim Paine

56 2013 Joint Company Secretary

Megan Clark

61 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

David Constable

59 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Hinda Gharbi

49 2020 Non-Executive Independent Director

Simon Henry

58 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael L'Estrange

67 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sam Laidlaw

64 2018 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon McKeon

64 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jennifer Nason

59 2020 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Ovington

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Simon Thompson

Mr. Simon Robert Thompson serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Simon has significant global experience in mining and metals, finance and corporate governance. Among a wide range of board appointments, Simon was an executive director of Anglo American plc, where he held the roles of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Base Metals Division. He also served as chairman of Tarmac, and chairman of the Exploration Division. Earlier in his career he held various investment banking positions at S. G. Warburg and N M Rothschild. Simon has chaired two FTSE companies: 3i plc and Tullow Oil plc. His experience as a non-executive director includes serving on the boards of AngloGold Ashanti Limited and Newmont Mining Corporation.

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

Mr. Jean-Sebastien Jacques serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. He has driven significant transformation projects at Rio Tinto, including the strengthening of our portfolio, and the development of growth projects and options, such as Koodaideri and Winu in Australia and Resolution in Arizona. Since 2016, Rio Tinto has declared a record $36 billion in cash returns to shareholders while reducing net debt by $10.1 billion. J-S has cultivated ground-breaking partnerships such as the one with China Baowu Steel Group and Tsinghua University to improve environmental performance across the steel value chain. J-S has over 25 years of experience in heavy industry and has worked across multiple commodities including aluminium, copper and steel.

Jakob Stausholm

Mr. Jakob Stausholm serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He has over 20 years’ experience in senior finance roles in Europe, Latin America and Asia, including in capital-intensive, long-cycle businesses, as well as in innovative technology and supply chain optimisation. Jakob spent six years with the Maersk Group, where his roles included group Chief Financial Officer and executive director of the Group’s integrated transport and logistics business. He was previously with Royal Dutch Shell plc, holding a range of finance positions, including chief internal auditor. In 2019, Jakob visited our operations, projects and people in 13 countries, across four continents. This allowed him to identify and better understand the opportunities that lie across our operations and to assist in evaluating the capital requirements at each business.

Bold Baatar

Mr. Bold Baatar serves as Chief Executive - Energy & Minerals of the Company. Through the development of new products and markets and a responsive market approach, he has helped drive the optimisation of Rio Tinto’s portfolio and generated significant shareholder value. Bold also has responsibility for the Group’s Ventures M&A team that explores opportunities in the battery metals space, alongside other growth avenues. He has also re-energised the Group’s focus on Africa and overseen the development of innovative new processes, including the extraction of lithium from waste rock at our boron mine in California. Bold has led the Group’s commitment to the rehabilitation and closure of Ranger mine at Energy Resources Australia.

Alfredo Barrios

Mr. Alfredo Antonio Barrios Ph.D. serves as Chief Executive - Rio Tinto Aluminium of the Company. He has overseen a significant improvement in safety and financial performance, along with major growth projects such as the Amrun bauxite mine. Alf has championed RTA’s leadership of the industry in sustainability, launching the first certified low-carbon aluminium and helping it become the first company certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative for responsible production. RTA has also helped to establish ELYSYS, a partnership with Alcoa supported by Apple and the governments of Canada and Quebec, to further develop the world’s first carbon-free smelting technology.

Chris Salisbury

Mr. Chris Salisbury serves as Chief Executive - Iron Ore of the Company. He overseeing consistent strong performance and innovation, including the development of the world’s first automated, long-distance, heavy haul rail network – AutoHaul™ – and the construction of Koodaideri, our most technologically advanced mine. The 2019 launch of Australia’s first nationally recognised qualifications in automation is an example of his leadership in ensuring our workforce has the skills for the future. Chris places great value on working closely with external partners to create benefit for the communities in which we operate.

Arnaud Soirat

Mr. Arnaud Soirat Ph.D. serves as Chief Executive - Copper & Diamonds of the Company. His leadership, C&D has progressed its growth projects and focused on operational excellence, productivity improvement and cost reduction, deploying lean manufacturing to help achieve its strong results, and embedding sustainability in the way the product group operates. Rio Tinto diamonds are among the world’s most coveted and most responsibly sourced; and our copper is part of the sustainability solution, being essential for clean energy technologies, such as electric vehicles and wind turbines, that help address climate change.

Barbara Levi

Ms. Barbara Levi serves as Group Executive, Group General Counsel of the Company. Ms Levi, leading our legal teams around the world, Barbara oversees a range of governance functions including Company Secretariat, Ethics & Integrity and the Technical Evaluation Group. Barbara has extensive experience across corporate, commercial and compliance matters. Over the last 20 years, she has held a number of senior legal roles across Europe and in the US and was most recently the Group Legal Head, M&A and Strategic Transactions for Novartis.

Vera Kirikova

Ms. Vera Kirikova serves as Group Executive - Human Resources of the Company. She brings a people-centric approach to the business and is focused on building a culture that is performance driven, inclusive and in which everyone can excel. She has been responsible for our strategy of shaping a strong workforce for Rio Tinto’s future: this includes the development of a technical career framework, a strong talent pipeline, and a new Group-wide approach to performance. In 2019, Vera helped lead the significant improvement in employee engagement.

Stephen McIntosh

Mr. Stephen McIntosh serves as Other - Group Executive, Growth and Innovation and Health, Safety and Environment of the Company. Following more than three decades of service with Rio Tinto. As chief executive, Steve has successfully applied innovative, leading-edge technical expertise to discover new ore deposits and develop them into assets – including our Amrun bauxite mine in Queensland. He is also leading our efforts to digitise operations, including through artificial intelligence and data analysis. In 2018, he led Rio Tinto’s groundbreaking White Ribbon accreditation initiative, which supports employees who are victims of family or domestic violence.

Simone Niven

Ms. Simone Niven serves as Group Executive - Corporate Relations of the Company. She has played an important role in developing our vision of partnership aimed at delivering sustained value to Rio Tinto and to society at large. In 2019, she led the development of our sustainability strategy and supports the Group’s efforts on climate change, communities and human rights, government and other stakeholder engagement. Simone also leads the development of our core integrated market and regional country strategies and teams, aligned with our commercial and business priorities.

Simon Trott

Mr. Simon Trott serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. He oversees the selling and marketing of our products, procurement of our goods and services and management of our marine and logistics activities. Our Commercial team puts the company’s value over volume approach into practice, bringing market insights generated from our customer and supplier interactions into our operational, investment and production decisions. Under Simon’s leadership, we have enhanced our commercial capabilities and implemented measures to allow the business to better respond to changing market conditions, in part by using new technology and digitisation to simplify interactions.

Steve Allen

Mr. Steve Allen serves as Group Company Secretary of the Company. He is joint company secretary of Rio Tinto Limited. Before joining Rio Tinto, Steve was deputy general counsel at BG Group plc. He served as company secretary of BG Group from 2011 to 2016, having previously been chief counsel, Corporate, from 2008 to 2011. Before joining BG Group in 2005, Steve was a corporate lawyer for Herbert Smith LLP in London. Current external appointments: Member of the GC100 Executive Committee and Corporate Governance Council.

Tim Paine

Mr. Tim A. Paine serves as Joint Company Secretary of the Company. He has over 25 years’ experience in corporate counsel and company secretary roles, including as general counsel and company secretary at Mayne Group, Symbion Health and Skilled Group. Tim spent 12 years at ANZ Bank, including as acting general counsel and company secretary. Current external appointments: Company secretary for the Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies. Member of the Governance Institute of Australia’s Legislation Review Committee.

Megan Clark

Dr. Megan Elizabeth Clark Ph.D. serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She combines expertise in the mining and metals industry with strong leadership experience in science, research and technology, and brings valuable insights on sustainable development and innovation to the Board. She was Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from 2009-14. Following roles with Western Mining Corporation, Megan was a director at N M Rothschild and Sons (Australia), and a vice president at BHP Billiton. Megan received the Australian Academy of Science Medal in 2019.

David Constable

Mr. David E. Constable serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has strong corporate governance, board and leadership credentials. His international experience in the engineering, construction, energy, mining and chemical sectors includes the execution of major capital projects. David was Chief Executive officer of Sasol Limited from 2011-16, and held various roles at Fluor Corporation from 1982 to 2011, including Group president, Operations.

Hinda Gharbi

Ms. Hinda Gharbi has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 3/1/2020. Hinda is executive vice president of Reservoir & Infrastructure at Schlumberger Limited and has some 24 years’ experience for Schlumberger working in various engineering, functional and line management positions, including health and safety, human resources, technology development and operations across France, Malaysia, Nigeria, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Simon Henry

Mr. Simon Henry serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has significant experience in global finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, international relations and strategy. He draws on over 30 years’ experience at Royal Dutch Shell plc, where his roles included Chief Financial Officer from 2009-17. Non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group plc since June 2014. Independent director of PetroChina Company Limited since June 2017. Member of the UK Defence Board. Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform and the Advisory Panel of CIMA. Chairman, executive and non-executive directors Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited have a common board of directors. The directors are collectively responsible for the stewardship and long-term sustainable success of the Group.

Michael L'Estrange

Prof. Michael Gerard L'Estrange serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He distinguished public service career gives him practical experience of the geopolitical and societal trends which affect Rio Tinto. Michael served in senior roles for the Australian government, including head of the Cabinet Policy Unit and secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Michael chairs our Australia Forum, which meets twice a year. Current external appointments: Director and deputy chancellor of the University of Notre Dame, Australia. Non-executive director of Qantas Airways Limited since April 2016.

Sam Laidlaw

Mr. Sam Laidlaw serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has more than 30 years’ experience of long-cycle, capital intensive industries in which safety and stakeholder management are critical. Previous executive roles include: president and chief operating officer, Amerada Hess Corporation; CEO, Enterprise Oil plc; executive vice president, Chevron Corporation; CEO, Centrica plc; and membership of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group. Chairman of Neptune Energy Group Holdings Ltd. Chairman, National Centre of Universities & Business. Board member, Oxford Said Business School. Council member, Radley College.

Simon McKeon

Mr. Simon Vincent McKeon serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He brings insights into sectors including financial services, the law, government and charities. He practised as a solicitor before serving at Macquarie Group for 30 years, including as executive chairman of its business in Victoria, Australia. Simon served as chairman of AMP Limited, MYOB Limited and of the Australian government’s research and development body, CSIRO. He was the first president of the Australian Takeovers Panel. Current external appointments: Chancellor of Monash University. Chairman of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative Steering Group. Non-executive director of Spotless Group Holdings Limited since December 2016 and National Australia Bank Limited since February 2020.

Jennifer Nason

Ms. Jennifer A. Nason has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 3/1/2020. She has over 30 years’ of experience in corporate finance and capital markets. For the past 17 years, she has led the Technology, Media and Telecommunications global client practice at JP Morgan, based in the USA. During her time at JP Morgan, she has also worked in the metals and mining sector team in Australia. Current external appointments: Director of the American Australian Association.

David Ovington