Rio Tinto board appointment
by Rio Tinto (London) Limited 01 Sep 06:52
Chris Lynch today joins the Boards of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited as a non-executive director.
Chris Lynch has had an extensive career in the mining and metals industry, including seven years at BHP Billiton, where he was chief financial officer and then executive director and group president – Carbon Steel Materials. Prior to this he spent 20 years with Alcoa Inc. He is currently chief executive officer of Transurban Group and is also a commissioner of the Australian Football League.
Rio Tinto chairman Jan du Plessis said “I am delighted that Chris Lynch is joining the Boards. He has nearly 30 years of tremendous experience acquired in the mining and metals industry. In addition, Chris is a leading figure in the Australian business community and his appointment reflects the significance of Australia to Rio Tinto’s global operations. He brings with him considerable international experience gained from other global businesses from which we also stand to benefit.”