Chief Executive - Iron Ore, Rio Tinto

Chris was appointed chief executive of Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore group in July 2016, with accountability for an extensive suite of assets, operations and supply chain logistics in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

He became acting chief executive of the Copper & Coal group in March 2016, overseeing its operations and projects globally. Chris was previously chief operating officer, Coal with accountability for strategy, project development, operations and logistics for Rio Tinto’s coal mines in New South Wales, Queensland and South Africa. Chris joined Rio Tinto in 1988, with experience spanning bauxite, alumina refining, aluminium smelting, coal, port logistics and uranium.

He is presently a board member of the Minerals Council of Australia, the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention and the Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Council. He is also a board member of the Vice Chancellor’s Industry Advisory Board at the University of Western Australia.

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