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Rio Tinto PLC (RIO.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Simon Thompson

58 2018 Chairman of the Board

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

46 2016 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Jakob Stausholm

50 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Bold Baatar

44 2016 Chief Executive - Energy & Minerals

Alfredo Barrios

52 2014 Chief Executive - Rio Tinto Aluminium

Chris Salisbury

51 2016 Chief Executive - Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Group

Arnaud Soirat

53 2016 Chief Executive - Copper & Diamonds

Philip Richards

62 2017 Group executive, Group General Counsel

Joanne Farrell

60 2016 Group Executive - Health, Safety & Environment

Vera Kirikova

44 2017 Group Executive - Human Resources

Stephen McIntosh

54 2016 Group Executive - Growth & Innovation

Simone Niven

47 2017 Group Executive - Corporate Relations

Simon Trott

43 2018 Chief Commercial Officer

Steve Allen

46 2017 Group Company Secretary

Tim Paine

54 2013 Joint Company Secretary

Megan Clark

59 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Constable

56 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Moya Greene

2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon Henry

56 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael L'Estrange

65 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sam Laidlaw

62 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

David Ovington

2014 Investor Relations executive

Biographies

Name Description

Simon Thompson

Mr. Simon Robert Thompson serves as Chairman of the Board of Rio Tinto Plc. He has a wealth of global experience in the metals and mining industry, having held numerous executive and non-executive positions in this sector. This enables Simon to provide valuable insight as a non-executive director and member of the Sustainability Committee and Remuneration Committee. Simon was an executive director of Anglo American plc, chairman and chief executive of the Base Metals Division, chairman of the Exploration Division and chairman of Tarmac. Prior to his career with Anglo American he held investment banking positions at S. G. Warburg and N M Rothschild. He is Chairman of 3i Group plc since 2015, non-executive director and chairman of Tullow Oil plc since 2011 and 2012 respectively, non-executive director and senior independent director of AMEC Foster Wheeler plc from 2009 and 2014 respectively until 2015, non-executive director of Sandvik AB from 2008 until May 2015, and non-executive director of Newmont Mining Corporation from 2008 until 2014.

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

Mr. Jean-Sebastien Jacques, MSc, serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. He was Deputy Chief Executive, Director of Rio Tinto PLC. He has strong executive leadership skills and expertise in leading significant growth projects. He is also highly respected for his thought leadership across a wide range of geopolitical and economic issues within the mining industry and more broadly. Jean-Sébastien was appointed chief executive officer of Rio Tinto’s Copper group in 2013 and chief executive of the Copper & Coal group in February 2015. He led the transformation of this group, delivering a step-change in both safety and cash performance whilst reshaping the portfolio to focus on a core of the highest-quality assets. He also had responsibility for two growth projects, Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia and Resolution in the US, both of which saw significant progress during his tenure. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Jean-Sébastien spent more than 15 years working in various roles across Europe, South East Asia, India and the US. He covered a wide range of operational and functional positions for the aluminium, bauxite and steel industries and more notably served as group director, Strategy for Tata Steel Group from 2007 to 2011. He is Chairman of the International Copper Association since late 2014.

Jakob Stausholm

Mr. Jakob Stausholm has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company., effective 3 September 2018. Mr. Stausholm has over 20 years' experience working in senior finance roles in Europe, Latin America and Asia. He was Group CFO and an executive director of A.P. Moeller - Maersk A/S and Chief Financial, Strategy & Transformation Officer for the Transport & Logistics division from December 2016 until March 2018, having joined the Maersk Group in 2012. From 2008 to 2011 he was Group CFO of the global facility services provider ISS A/S and he was a non-executive director of Statoil ASA from 2009 to 2016 and of Woodside Petroleum from 2006 to 2008. Before that, he spent over 19 years with Royal Dutch Shell in numerous finance positions globally and as Chief Internal Auditor for the group.

Bold Baatar

Mr. Bold Baatar serves as Chief Executive - Energy & Minerals of the Company, since November 2016. Bold was previously a member of the Rio Tinto Iron Ore executive committee, as managing director, Iron Ore Sales and Marketing and head of Rio Tinto’s Marine business. He joined Rio Tinto in May 2013 as president of Copper International Operations. Prior to joining the Group, Bold held executive positions with a diversified investment management business and a local goldmining company inMongolia. Until 2009, Bold spent 11 years as an investment banker with JPMorgan in New York and London. He was the chairman of the Mongolian Stock Exchange from 2010 to 2012, chairman of the Mongolian Mining Association from 2012 to 2014 and served as a non-executive director on the board of Southgobi Resources Ltd from 2013 to 2014.

Alfredo Barrios

Mr. Alfredo Antonio Barrios serves as Chief Executive - Rio Tinto Aluminium of Rio Tinto Ltd., with effect from 1 June 2014. He joined Rio Tinto after a wide-ranging career in leadership positions with BP plc. His most recent role was executive director and executive vice president Downstream at TNK-BP, based in Moscow, where he was directly responsible for the refining, trading, supply, logistics, and marketing businesses. Alfredo has held board positions in a number of companies, including CLH (Spain) from 2007 to 2011 where he was chairman of the Audit Committee, and OAO NGK Slavneft (Russia) from 2012 until 2013. He was president of the Spanish National Oil Industry Association (AOP) from 2009 until 2011.

Chris Salisbury

Mr. Chris Salisbury serves as Chief Executive - Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Group of the Company since July 2016. He became acting chief executive of the Copper & Coal group in March 2016, overseeing its operations and projects globally. Chris was previously chief operating officer, Coal with accountability for strategy, project development, operations and logistics for Rio Tinto’s coal mines in New SouthWales, Queensland and South Africa. Chris joined Rio Tinto in 1988, with experience spanning bauxite, alumina refining, aluminium smelting, coal, port logistics and uranium. He has served as executive and non-executive director of Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, chairman of Queensland Alumina Limited, president of the Namibian Uranium Stewardship Committee, external chair for both the Northern Territory Minerals Council and the Australian Uranium Association.

Arnaud Soirat

Mr. Arnaud Soirat Ph.D. serves as Chief Executive - Copper & Diamonds of the Company since July 2016. Arnaud has almost 25 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry and a wealth of operational and commercial experience gained in various roles, working across five continents. Arnaud was previously Aluminium Primary Metal president and chief executive officer, responsible for managing and improving operations and businesses globally, with a particular focus on lean manufacturing and operational excellence. He joined Rio Tinto in 2010 as chief operating officer, Primary Metal, Europe, Middle-East & Africa. Before joining Rio Tinto, Arnaud spent 18 years in various technical and operational positions with Alcoa and Pechiney in both Australia and Europe.

Philip Richards

Mr. Philip Richards serves as Group executive, Group General Counsel of the Company. Philip will have responsibility for all Group legal services and will join the Rio Tinto Executive Committee. He has been acting in the role since December 2016 on secondment from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a senior partner specialising in corporate law. Philip has extensive experience in governance, corporate advisory and transactional work. This includes four years running Freshfields' office in Italy, and leading the firm's financial institutions group. His previous experience includes acting for a broad range of global companies including Barclays, Tesco, Prudential, LSEG, Liberty Global and Swiss Re.

Joanne Farrell

Ms. Joanne Farrell serves as Group Executive - Health, Safety & Environment of the Company since July 2016. Joanne, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining sector, is also responsible for leading Rio Tinto’s interaction with key stakeholders in Australia as managing director, Australia. Joanne has been with Rio Tinto for 29 years and brings a wealth of experience from roles across Organisational Resources, Government Affairs and Communities. Joanne worked for BHP before joining Rio Tinto and prior to that she was an economist in regional development with the Government of Western Australia. Joanne is a director and Chair of the Rio Tinto Staff Superannuation Fund, a director of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, a member of the Business Council and its Economics and Competition and its Citizenship and Governance Committee, a specialist advisor to the Male Champions of Change and a member of Chief Executive Women.

Vera Kirikova

Ms. Vera Kirikova serves as Group Executive - Human Resources of the Company since January 2017. Vera joined Rio Tinto in 2015 as vice president, Human Resources for the then Diamonds & Minerals product group and was appointed head of Human Resources for the Group in July 2016. She has accountability for the Group’s Human Resources function, including strategy and execution. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Vera was employed by Schlumberger, where she worked for over 20 years in human resources, operations, marketing and M&A positions in the US, Canada, UK, Russia and France.

Stephen McIntosh

Mr. Stephen McIntosh serves as Group Executive - Growth & Innovation of the Company since July 2016. Stephen has close to 30 years of service with the Group after joining the business as an exploration geologist. Stephen has deep experience across a wide range of commodities and geographies, having worked on projects in more than 45 countries. In his previous role as Rio Tinto’s global head of Exploration, Stephen led teams operating in 20 countries and drove a stepchange in safety improvement whilst delivering industry-leading discovery performance. Stephen has been actively involved in the management, exploration, evaluation or discovery of a number of the Group’s exploration discoveries. Stephen is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a fellow of the Society of Economic Geology, a member of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Simone Niven

Ms. Simone Niven serves as Group Executive - Corporate Relations of the Company since January 2017. Simone joined Rio Tinto in 2008 and has accountability for the Group’s reputation and corporate relations areas – external affairs, communities, media, reputation and employee communications. She also has responsibility for the leadership of the country and regional office teams including Africa, Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, UK and the US. Prior to joining Rio Tinto she spent over 15 years working in senior roles at some of the world’s largest companies across many continents, including Vodafone, the United Technologies group, Smiths Group plc and Smith & Nephew plc in a range of corporate relations fields.

Simon Trott

Mr. Simon Trott is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. His role is to oversee how Rio Tinto derives maximum value from its products and continues to strengthen customer relationships. Simon is accountable for the global Sales & Marketing, Marine & Logistics, and Procurement organisations, supported by Market Analysis, among other functions. Simon has been with Rio Tinto for almost 18 years and has held a wide variety of commercial, operating and business development roles across a number of commodities. In his previous role as Salt, Uranium & Borates managing director, Simon oversaw operations and projects in Australia, Africa, Europe and the US. He has a graduate diploma in Finance & Investment (FINSIA) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Steve Allen

Mr. Steve Allen serves as Group Company Secretary of the Company. Steve joined the Group as company secretary of Rio Tinto plc and joint company secretary of Rio Tinto Limited in January 2017. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Steve was Deputy General Counsel at BG Group plc. He served as company secretary of BG Group from 2011 to 2016, having previously been Chief Counsel, Corporate from 2008 to 2011. Before joining BG Group in 2005, Steve was a corporate lawyer for Herbert Smith LLP in London. He is member of the GC100 Executive Committee.

Tim Paine

Mr. Tim A. Paine, BEc, LLB, is Joint Company Secretary of Rio Tinto Plc. Tim joined the Group in 2012 and became joint company secretary of Rio Tinto Limited in 2013. He has over 25 years’ experience in corporate counsel and company secretary roles, including as general counsel and company secretary at Mayne Group, Symbion Health and Skilled Group. Prior to that Tim spent twelve years at ANZ Bank, including a period as acting general counsel and company secretary. Tim commenced his career as a solicitor in private practice and has also managed his own consulting company. He is Company secretary for the Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies and a member of the Governance Institute of Australia’s Legislation Review Committee.

Megan Clark

Dr. Megan Elizabeth Clark AC is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She has had an extensive career in both the private and public sector, combining expertise in the metals and mining business with high-level experience in science, research and technology. Her core industry experience and knowledge brings valuable insight and effective contributions to the board. Megan was chief executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from 2009 until 2014. Prior to CSIRO, Megan held various roles with Western Mining Corporation, was a director at N M Rothschild and Sons (Australia) and was vice president, Technology and subsequently vice president, Health, Safety, Environment, Community and Sustainability with BHP Billiton. She holds a PhD in economic geology from Queen’s University, Canada and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2014 she was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia. She has beenNon-executive director of CSL Limited since February 2016, non-executive director of CARE Australia since 2016, member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Industry and Engineering Council from 2009 to 2014.

David Constable

Mr. David E. Constable serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is an experienced executive with strong credentials in the engineering, construction, energy and chemical sectors. He brings an international perspective to the board, having worked in Canada, the US, Chile, Argentina, the Netherlands, China and South Africa. David was the chief executive officer of SASOL Limited from 2011 to 2016 where he drove a comprehensive group wide change programme which culminated in the roll out of the organisation’s new operating model and its related structures, systems and processes. Prior to this, David held various roles with Fluor Corporation from 1982 to 2011, most recently as Group President, Operations. He also served as Group President for Fluor’s Power Business, heading up the company’s activities in the global coal, gas, nuclear and renewable power generation industries. Prior to this, David was Group President, Operations and Maintenance, focusing on Fluor’s operational asset productivity improvement business across a wide range of industries. He has been Non-executive director of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation since 2016 and ABB Ltd since 2015, member of the US Business Council and the International Business Council, member of SASOL Limited’s Risk and Safety, Health and Environmental Committee and Capital Investment Committee until June 2016 and was also Chairman of the Sasol Global Foundation.

Moya Greene

Simon Henry

Mr. Simon Henry has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, effective 1 April 2017. He has significant global experience in the oil and gas industry, having spent over 30 years at Royal Dutch Shell plc, most notably as chief financial officer, a position that he has held since 2009. He was chief financial officer and executive vice president, Finance, Exploration& Production from 2004 to 2009, and prior to this he was head of Group Investor Relations from 2001 to 2004. Simon brings extensive financial expertise to the board and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and has a BA in Mathematics and an MA from the University of Cambridge. He has been Non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group plc since June 2014 and a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee, member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for European Reform and the Advisory Panel of CIMA, chaired the European Round Table CFO Taskforce from 2011 to 2017, member of the Main Committee of the 100 Group of UK FTSE CFOs from 2009 to 2017.

Michael L'Estrange

Prof. Michael Gerard L'Estrange AO serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Plc., with effect from 1 September 2014. He has had long and distinguished public service experience in Australia and brings to the board valuable, global expertise in foreign policy, international relations and trade. Michael joined the Australian Government’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 1981. From 1989 to 1994, he worked in a range of policy advisory positions before he was appointed the inaugural executive director of the Menzies Research Centre in Canberra in 1995. In 1996, he was appointed by the Prime Minister as secretary to cabinet and head of the Cabinet Policy Unit. He served in that role until 2000 when he became Australia’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom. He returned to Australia as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 2005 to 2009. In 2007, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia. He was Director of the University of Notre Dame, Australia since 2014, and head of college of the National Security College at the Australian National University in Canberra from 2009 until 2014, continuing as a professor until 2015. Non-executive director of Qantas Airways Limited.

Sam Laidlaw

Mr. Sam Laidlaw serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Sam has had a long and distinguished career in the energy industry, both in the UK and internationally. Sam brings to the board deep experience of long-cycle, high-capex and safety critical industries from his involvement in the upstream oil and gas industry for over 30 years. Sam was chief executive officer of Centrica plc from 2006 to 2014. His other previous roles include Executive Vice President of Chevron Corporation; non-executive director of Hanson PLC; chief executive officer of Enterprise Oil plc; and President and chief operating officer of Amerada Hess Corporation. He was also a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group and was senior director of the UK Department of Transport. Sam is a qualified solicitor and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from INSEAD. He has been Non-executive director of HSBC Holdings plc since 2008 and chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee, director of Neptune Oil & Gas Limited, chairman of the National Centre of Universities & Business, a board member of the Oxford Saïd Business School and a council member of Radley College.

David Ovington