LONDON, April 11 Governance advisor Hermes EOS
said on Tuesday it recommended investors oppose the re-election
of a Rio Tinto executive at its shareholder
meeting this week due to a lack of diversity on the board.
Hermes said it advised investors to vote against the
re-appointment of Jan du Plessis as chair of the nominations
committee at the annual general meeting on Wednesday.
"Following changes to the board earlier this year, including
the appointment of three male non-executive directors, only two
out of the 12 Rio Tinto board directors are women," it said in a
(Reporting by Simon Jessop; editing by Barbara Lewis)