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Rio Tinto appoints Simon Thompson as new chairman
December 3, 2017 / 9:42 PM / 11 days ago

Rio Tinto appoints Simon Thompson as new chairman

Dec 3 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto Ltd said on Monday it has appointed Simon Thompson as its next chairman, succeeding Jan du Plessis, who will step down after serving almost nine years as chair.

Thompson, who is the present chairman of the company’s remuneration committee, will become Rio Tinto’s chairman on March 5, 2018, the Anglo-American mining company said in a statement.

Reporting By Shashwat Pradhan in Bengaluru, editing by Larry King

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