Ceramic Industry

Rio Tinto Announces Management Changes

July 16, 2012

Rio Tinto recently announced several changes to its senior management team, due to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Guy Elliott’s decision to retire at the end of 2013. Elliott will remain on the boards of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Ltd. until his retirement. He has also been appointed senior executive director on the boards and will continue in his role as CFO until a successor is appointed.

“Guy has enjoyed an outstanding career during his 32 years at Rio Tinto, which includes 10 years on the board,” said Jan du Plessis, chairman. “I would like to thank him on behalf of the board for his invaluable contribution, particularly in recent years as he helped steer the group through the global financial crisis and back to a position of financial strength.”  

Doug Ritchie, Rio Tinto Energy chief executive, will take on the new role of group executive strategy, with responsibility for group strategy and business development. He will begin the London-based role on January 1, 2013. Harry Kenyon-Slaney, Diamonds and Minerals chief executive, will assume the Brisbane-based role of Energy chief executive, beginning September 1.  

Also starting September 1, Iron Ore International Operations President Alan Davies will be the new Diamonds & Minerals chief executive. Based in London, he will join the Executive Committee. Alan Davies will retain responsibility for the Simandou iron ore project. Dampier Salt Ltd. will transfer to the Diamonds & Minerals product group from Iron Ore.  

For additional information, visit www.riotinto.com.