People: Rio Tinto PLC (RIO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jan du Plessis

61 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Samuel Walsh

65 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Christopher Lynch

61 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Alfredo Antonio Barrios Prieto

49 2014 Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Aluminium

Alan Davies

44 2012 Chief Executive - Diamonds & Minerals

Andrew Harding

48 2013 Chief Executive - Iron Ore

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

43 2013 Chief Executive - Copper

Harry Kenyon-Slaney

2012 Chief Executive - Energy

Hugo Bague

54 2009 Group Executive - Organisational Resources

Gregory Lilleyman

48 2014 Group Executive - Technology & Innovation (T&I)

Debra Valentine

61 2009 Group Executive - Legal, External & Regulatory Affairs

Eleanor Evans

48 2013 Company Secretary

Tim Paine

51 2013 Company Secretary

Anne Lauvergeon

55 2014 Non-Executive Director

Simon Thompson

56 2014 Non-Executive Director

Robert Brown

70 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Megan Clark

56 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ann Godbehere

60 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Goodmanson

67 2004 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael L'Estrange

62 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Paul Tellier

75 2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Varley

59 2012 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

David Ovington

2014 Investor Relations executive

Biographies

Name Description

Jan du Plessis

Mr. Jan P. du Plessis, BCom, LLB, CA(SA), is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Rio Tinto plc. He is Director of Rio Tinto since 2008. Jan was appointed chairman in 2009. He is the chairman of the Nominations Committee. Skills and experience: Jan, a South African and British citizen, became group finance director of Compagnie Financière Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, in 1988. In 2004, he was appointed chairman of British American Tobacco plc, a position which he held until 2009. External appointments (current and recent): Non-executive director of SABMiller plc since 2014 and chairman-elect, non-executive director and senior independent non-executive director of Marks and Spencer Group plc since 2008 and 2012 respectively. Jan stepped down from the board of Marks and Spencer Group plc in March 2015.

Samuel Walsh

Mr. Samuel Maurice Cossart Walsh, AO, BCom (Melbourne) is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Rio Tinto Plc., with effect from January 17, 2013. Skills and experience: Sam, an Australian citizen, joined Rio Tinto in 1991, following 20 years in the automotive industry at General Motors and Nissan Australia. He has held a number of management positions during his career at Rio Tinto including chief executive of the Aluminium group from 2001 to 2004, chief executive of the Iron Ore group from 2004 to 2009 and chief executive, Iron Ore and Australia from 2009 to 2013. Sam is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Academy of Technical Science and Engineering. In 2010, he was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia. External appointments (current and recent): Trustee of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation since 2014, Member of the Council of the International Council on Mining & Metals and a director of The International Council on Mining and Metals (UK) Limited since 2013, non-executive director of Seven West Media Limited from 2008 until 2013.

Christopher Lynch

Mr. Christopher James Lynch, BComm, MBA, is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Rio Tinto Plc. He has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company with effect from April 18, 2013. Skills and experience: Chris, an Australian citizen, has nearly 30 years’ experience in the mining and metals industry. He was chief executive officer of the Transurban Group, an international toll road developer and manager with interests in Australia and North America, until 2012. His career has included seven years at BHP Billiton, where he was chief financial officer and then executive director and group president – Carbon Steel Materials. Prior to this, Chris spent 20 years with Alcoa Inc. where he was vice-president and chief information officer based in Pittsburgh, and chief financial officer Alcoa Europe in Switzerland. He was also managing director of KAAL Australia Limited, a joint venture company formed by Alcoa and Kobe Steel. External appointments (current and recent): Chief executive officer of the Transurban Group Limited from 2008 until 2012, commissioner of the Australian Football League from 2008 until 2014.

Alfredo Antonio Barrios Prieto

Mr. Alfredo Antonio Barrios Prieto has been appointed as Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Aluminium of Rio Tinto Ltd., with effect from 1 June 2014. He joined the Group 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. Prior to this, he led BP’s operations in Spain and Portugal where he was responsible for establishing and developing the Fuels Value Chain organisation, combining this with the role of BP Head of Country Spain. Alfredo has held board positions in a number of companies, including CLH (Spain) from 2007 until 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.

Alan Davies

Mr. Alan Davies BBus (Acctcy) LLB, LLM, FCA, is Chief Executive - Diamonds & Minerals of Rio Tinto Plc. Alan was appointed chief executive, Diamonds & Minerals in 2012. He joined the Group in 1997 and has held management positions in Australia, London and the US for the Iron Ore and Energy businesses. Prior to his current role, Alan was president, international operations for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore business with global accountability for operations and projects in Canada, India and Guinea, and was also previously chief financial officer of the Iron Ore business. Alan assumed responsibility for the Uranium business on 27 February 2015. Alan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He was a director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 2010 to 2012.

Andrew Harding

Mr. Andrew Harding, BEng (Mining Engineering), MBA., is Chief Executive - Iron Ore of Rio Tinto Plc. Andrew Harding was appointed chief executive, Iron Ore in February 2013. Prior to his current role, Andrew spent three years as chief executive, Copper, where he was responsible for a range of mines and projects including the development of the world-class Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia. Andrew joined Rio Tinto in 1992 and spent seven years in Rio Tinto Iron Ore. He has also held a range of positions in Technology & Innovation, Energy and Aluminium and was president and chief executive officer of Kennecott Utah Copper. He was a director of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd between 2009 and 2010 and between 2011 and 2013.

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

Mr. Jean-Sebastien Jacques, MSc, is Chief Executive - Copper of Rio Tinto PLC since February 14, 2013. He was appointed chief executive, Copper & Coal in February 2015, having previously been chief executive, Copper since 2013. He joined Rio Tinto in 2011 as president, International Operations – Copper, where he led a senior team and oversaw Rio Tinto’s interests in the Palabora Mining Company in South Africa, Northparkes Mines in Australia, Kennecott Eagle Minerals, the Pebble Mine in the US and Sulawesi in Indonesia. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Jean-Sébastien spent more than 15 years working across Europe, South East Asia, India and the US in operational and strategy roles in the aluminium, bauxite and steel industries. He served as group director, Strategy and was on the executive committee at Tata Steel Group from 2007 to 2011. Jean-Sébastien was appointed chairman of the International Copper Association in October 2014, having served as vice chairman since 2013. He was a director of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd during 2013, a director of Bougainville Copper Limited from 2012 until 2013, and a director of Palabora Mining Company Limited from 2011 until 2013.

Harry Kenyon-Slaney

Mr. Harry Kenyon-Slaney, BSc (Hons) (Geology)., is Chief Executive - Energy of Rio Tinto PLC. He was appointed chief executive, Energy in 2012. He joined the Group in 1990 from Anglo American Corporation and has held management positions in South Africa, Australia and the UK. Harry spent his early career at Rio Tinto in marketing and operational roles in the uranium, copper and industrial minerals businesses. In 2004, he was appointed chief executive of Energy Resources of Australia and in 2007, managing director of Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium. Prior to his current role, he was chief executive of Rio Tinto’s Diamonds & Minerals product group. Harry will be leaving Rio Tinto in March 2015 following the announcement made on 27 February 2015. Harry has been a director of the World Coal Association since 2012 and was appointed chairman in 2014. He became a director of the Coal Industry Advisory Board to the IEA in 2013.

Hugo Bague

Mr. Hugo Bague, MA (Linguistics)., is Group Executive - Organisational Resources of Rio Tinto Plc. Hugo Bague was appointed Group executive, Organisational Resources in 2013 after joining Rio Tinto as global head of Human Resources in 2007. Previously he worked for Hewlett-Packard where he was the global vice president, Human Resources for the Technology Solutions Group, based in the US. Prior to this he worked for Compaq Computers, Nortel Networks and Abbott Laboratories based in Switzerland, France and Germany. He has been a non-executive director and member of the nominating and governance committee, and the compensation committee of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a global real estate services firm, since 2011.

Gregory Lilleyman

Mr. Gregory Lilleyman, BEng (Construction), has been appointed as Group Executive - Technology & Innovation (T&I) of Rio Tinto PLC, effective 1 January 2014. He joined the Group in 1990 and held a number of operational roles across the Pilbara, Hunter Valley and Canada with both the Iron Ore and Energy businesses. In 2011 Greg was appointed president, Pilbara Operations for Rio Tinto Iron Ore and in 2013 assumed the role of head of productivity improvement with Technology & Innovation. Greg was a board member of the Australian Institute of Management of Western Australia from 2012 until 2013, a board member of the Energy & Minerals Institute from 2011 until 2013, and a director of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia from 2008 until 2013, holding the position of president from 2011 until 2013. Since 2012 he has been a board member of the Curtin University Foundation.

Debra Valentine

Ms. Debra A. Valentine, BA (History), JD., is Group Executive - Legal, External & Regulatory Affairs of Rio Tinto Plc. Debra was appointed Group executive, Legal, External & Regulatory Affairs in 2009 having joined Rio Tinto as global head of Legal in 2008. She previously worked at United Technologies Corporation in the US where she was vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary. Before then, she was a partner with the law firm O’Melveny & Myers, in Washington DC. Debra served as general counsel at the US Federal Trade Commission from 1997 to 2001. She has been a member of the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative since 2012, the North American Advisory Council at Chatham House since 2013, the UK-Japan 21st Century Group since October 2014 and the ‘Your Life’ Corporate Advisory Board since November 2014.

Eleanor Evans

Ms. Eleanor Evans, LLB (Lond), is Company Secretary of the Company. Skills and experience: Eleanor joined the Group as company secretary of Rio Tinto plc and joint company secretary of Rio Tinto Limited in June 2013. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Eleanor was general counsel and company secretary at Amec Foster Wheeler plc and chief legal officer and company secretary at Cobham plc. In both roles Eleanor was responsible for legal, compliance and secretariat matters globally, was a member of the executive committee and the risk committee, and was secretary to the board of directors and their principal committees. Eleanor commenced her career as a solicitor specialising in corporate and financial law with Norton Rose Fulbright and in her earlier career held senior legal roles at The BOC Group plc and Corus Group plc. External appointments (current and recent): Eleanor is a member of the executive committee of GC100, the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100, a trustee of the StepChange Foundation UK, a charity, and is an advisory board member of Women in Mining UK.

Tim Paine

Mr. Tim A. Paine BEc, LLB, is Company Secretary of Rio Tinto Plc. Skills and experience: Tim joined the Group as joint company secretary of Rio Tinto Limited in December 2012. He has over 20 years’ experience in corporate counsel and company secretary roles, including at ANZ Bank, Mayne Group, Symbion Health and Skilled Group. Tim commenced his career as a solicitor in private practice and has also managed his own consulting company.

Anne Lauvergeon

Ms. Anne Lauvergeon has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Plc., with effect from March 15, 2014. She started her professional career in 1983 in the steel industry and in 1990 was named adviser for economic international affairs at the French Presidency and deputy chief of its staff in 1991. In 1995, she became a partner of Lazard Frères & Cie, subsequently joining Alcatel Telecom as senior executive vice president in 1997, where she was responsible for international activities and the group’s industrial shareholdings in the energy and securities sectors. She served as chairman and chief executive officer of COGEMA from 1999 until 2011 and chief executive officer of AREVA Group from 2001 until 2011. External appointments (current and recent): Chairman of SIGFOX since 2014, non-executive director of American Express Company since 2013, nonexecutive director of EADS N.V. since 2013, non-executive director of Total SA since 2000, chairman and chief executive officer of French advisory company, A.L.P., non-executive director of GDF SUEZ from 2001 until 2012, chief executive officer of AREVA Group from 2001 until 2011, and non-executive director of Vodafone plc from 2005 until 2014.

Simon Thompson

Mr. Simon Robert Thompson has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Plc., with effect from April 1, 2014. He 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 & Sons Ltd. External appointments (current and recent): Chairman of Tullow Oil plc since 2012, non-executive director of Amec Foster Wheeler plc since 2009 and senior independent director since 2014, non-executive director of Sandvik AB since 2008, non-executive director of Newmont Mining Corporation from 2008 to 2014.

Robert Brown

Mr. Robert E. Brown, BSc., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Plc. since 2010. Skills and experience: Bob is a Canadian citizen and contributes his considerable experience in large, high-profile Canadian companies. He is chairman of Aimia Inc., a customer loyalty management provider, and serves on the board of BCE Inc. (Bell Canada Enterprises), Canada’s largest communications company. He was previously president and chief executive officer of CAE Inc., a world leader in flight simulation and training. Before that he spent 16 years at Bombardier Inc., the aerospace and transportation company, where he was firstly head of the Aerospace Group and then president and chief executive officer. He has also served as chairman of Air Canada and of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. Bob was inducted to the Order of Canada as well as l’Ordre National du Québec. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from five Canadian universities. External appointments (current and recent): Non-executive director of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada since 2009, non-executive director and chairman of Aimia Inc. since 2005 and 2008 respectively, non-executive director of Fier CPVCMontreal L.P. from 2005 until 2014.

Megan Clark

Dr. Megan Elizabeth Clark AC is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was chief executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from 2009 until 2014. Prior to that, Megan held various mineral exploration, mine geology and strategy roles with Western Mining Corporation, was a director at NM Rothschild and Sons (Australia) and was vice president, Technology and subsequently vice president, Health, Safety, Environment, Community and Sustainability with BHP Billiton from 2003 to 2008. 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. External appointments (current and recent): Member of the Global Foundation board since 2014, member of the Monash University Council since 2014, member of the advisory board of the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Global Risk Report, member of the Australian advisory board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 2010, chief executive and director of CSIRO from 2009 to 2014, member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Industry, and Engineering Council from 2009 until 2014.

Ann Godbehere

Ms. Ann Frances Godbehere, FCGA., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Plc. Ann, a Canadian and British citizen, has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She spent ten years at Swiss Re, a global reinsurer, latterly as chief financial officer from 2003 until 2007. She was interim chief financial officer and executive director of Northern Rock bank after its nationalisation. Ann is a qualified accountant. External appointments (current and recent): Non-executive director of UBS Group AG since 2014 and non-executive director of UBS AG since 2009, non-executive director of British American Tobacco plc since 2011, non-executive director of Atrium Underwriting Group Limited from 2007 until 2014, non-executive director of Arden Holdings Ltd from 2007 until 2014, non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Prudential Public Limited Company since 2007 and 2009 respectively.

Richard Goodmanson

Mr. Richard Roy Goodmanson, MBA, BEc and BCom, BEng (Civil), is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Plc. Since 2004 and chairman of the Sustainability Committee. Skills and experience: Richard, a US citizen, was executive vice president and chief operating officer of DuPont until 2009. Prior to this he was president and chief executive officer of America West Airlines and senior vice president of operations for Frito-Lay, Inc., a subsidiary of PepsiCo. Richard has worked at senior levels for McKinsey & Co, where he led client service teams on major programmes of strategy development. He spent ten years in heavy civil engineering project management, principally in South East Asia, including the construction of the Hong Kong Subway System. External appointments (current and recent): Non-executive director of Qantas Airways Limited since 2008.

Michael L'Estrange

Professor Michael L'Estrange AO has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Plc., with effect from 1 September 2014. Michael has nearly 30 years of distinguished public service experience in Australia, and brings to our board a wealth of expertise in foreign policy, international relations and trade. His appointment further reinforces the significance of Australia to Rio Tinto's global operations.” Michael L’Estrange said “Serving on the Rio Tinto board presents a wonderful opportunity, particularly in today’s dynamic international environment. I look forward to working with the board and management team as Rio Tinto looks to strengthen its global business.” Michael L’Estrange will join the nominations committee. There is no further information which is required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the United Kingdom Listing Rules. Michael graduated with Honours from Sydney University in 1974. . A History major, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and studied at Oxford University, graduating with First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He joined the Australian Government’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 1981. Among other appointments, he served on the Royal Commission into Australia's Security and Intelligence Agencies. In 1986, he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship and spent two years studying at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC and at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. 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.

Paul Tellier

Honourable Paul Mathias Tellier, LLL, BLitt (Oxon), LL.D, C.C., is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Plc. Paul, a Canadian citizen, entered the civil service in the 1970s. He was clerk of the Privy Council Office and secretary to the Cabinet of the Government of Canada from 1985 to 1992. He was president and chief executive officer of the Canadian National Railway Company from 1992 until 2002. Until 2004, he was president and chief executive officer of Bombardier Inc., the aerospace and transportation company. External appointments (current and recent): Chairman of Global Container Terminals Inc. since 2007, member of the advisory board of General Motors of Canada since 2005, trustee of the International Accounting Standards Foundation from 2007 until 2012, co-chair of the Prime Minister of Canada’s Advisory Committee on the Renewal of the Public Service from 2006 until 2014, strategic adviser to Société Générale (Canada) from 2005 until 2013, director of BCE Inc. (Bell Canada Enterprises) from 1999 until 2010, director of Bell Canada from 1996 until 2010, director of McCain Foods Limited from 1996 until 2014.

John Varley

Mr. John Silvester Varley, BA, MA (Oxon), is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto plc. since 2011 and senior independent director since 2012. Skills and experience: John, a British citizen, joined Barclays plc in 1982 after working as a solicitor. He was chief executive of Barclays from 2004 until 2010. During a 28-year career with the bank he held several senior positions, including chairman of the Asset Management division, group finance director and deputy chief executive. External appointments (current and recent): Director of Barclays plc and Barclays Bank plc from 1998 until 2010, non-executive director of BlackRock Inc. since 2009, non-executive director and senior independent director of AstraZeneca plc since 2006 and 2012 respectively, chairman of Marie Curie Cancer Care since 2011 and chairman of Business Action on Homelessness since 2006.

David Ovington

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