McKeon to join Rio Tinto Board
McKeon reportedly brings a wealth of experience gained from various leadership positions across financial services, legal, charity and government sectors.
Rio Tinto has appointed Simon McKeon AO an independent non-executive director of its board of trustees. He will join the board on January 1, 2019.
McKeon reportedly brings a wealth of experience gained from various leadership positions across financial services, legal, charity and government sectors. After qualifying as a solicitor, he spent 30 years at Macquarie Group, culminating in his role as executive chairman of its business in the State of Victoria, Australia. Over that time, he advised clients across a wide range of natural resources and industrial companies, as well as the consumer and financial services sectors. He also advised the Australian Government on the formation of, and served as the first president of, the Australian Takeovers Panel.
He currently serves as chancellor of Monash University, a non-executive director of Spotless Group and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has previously served as chairman of AMP Limited and the Australian Government’s principal research and development body, CSIRO.
“I am delighted Simon has agreed to join the board and look forward to the strong contribution he will make in relation to a wide range of relevant topics,” said Simon Thompson, Rio Tinto chairman. “Simon’s appointment further strengthens the Australian contingent on the board, and his extensive experience of the Australian business and political environment as well as civil society will bring invaluable insight in relation to Australia, home to some of Rio Tinto’s key assets.”
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