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Rio Tinto Ltd (RIO.AX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jan du Plessis

62 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

44 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Lynch

62 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Bold Baatar

2016 Chief Executive - Energy & Minerals

Alfredo Antonio Barrios Prieto

50 2014 Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Aluminium

Andrew Harding

49 2013 Chief Executive - Iron Ore

Hugo Bague

55 2013 Group Executive - People and Organisations Resources

Stephen McIntosh

2016 Group Executive - Technology & Innovation

Debra Valentine

62 2009 Group Executive - Legal, External and Regulatory Affairs

Eleanor Evans

49 2013 Group Company Secretary

Tim Paine

51 2012 Joint Company Secretary

Megan Clark

57 2014 Non-Executive Director

Michael L'Estrange

63 2014 Non-Executive Director

Anne Lauvergeon

57 2014 Non-Executive Director

Simon Thompson

57 2014 Non-Executive Director

Robert Brown

71 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ann Godbehere

61 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul Tellier

76 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

John Varley

60 2012 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Shannon

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jan du Plessis

Mr. Jan P. du Plessis has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Rio Tinto Ltd since April 20, 2009. He was appointed 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. Non-executive director and senior independent Non-executive director of Marks and Spencer Group plc from 2008 and 2012 respectively until March 2015.

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

Mr. Jean-Sebastien Jacques has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rio Tinto Ltd effective July 1, 2016. He joined Rio Tinto in October 2011 as the president, International Operations in the Copper group. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Jean-Sébastien spent more than 15 years working globally across Europe, South East Asia, India and the US in a wide range of operational and functional positions in the aluminum, bauxite and steel industries. He served as group director, Strategy for Tata Steel Group from 2007 to 2011. Jean-Sébastien holds a Master of Science fromÉcole Centrale Paris. He is currently serving as chairman of the International Copper Association.

Christopher Lynch

Mr. Christopher (Chris) James Lynch is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd. since April 2013. He is 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.

Bold Baatar

Mr. Bold Baatar is Chief Executive - Energy & Minerals of the company. He held a number of senior investment banking roles with JP Morgan before taking on chief executive positions with a gold mining company and a diversified investment management business in Mongolia. He joined Rio Tinto in 2013 as Copper International Operations president and is the managing director of Marine and vice president Iron Ore Sales and Marketing.

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.

Andrew Harding

Mr. Andrew Harding has been Chief Executive - Iron Ore of Rio Tinto Ltd since February 14, 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 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.

Hugo Bague

Mr. Hugo Bague has been Group Executive - People and Organisations Resources of Rio Tinto Ltd . 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 and compensation committees of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a global real estate services firm, since 2011.

Stephen McIntosh

Mr. Stephen McIntosh is Group Executive - Technology & Innovation of the Company. Stephen has been with Rio Tinto for almost 30 years working on projects in more than 45 countries spanning the A-Z of minerals and metals. Most recently, he was head of Exploration, leading a 450-strong global team of employees operating in 20 countries. Prior to this, Stephen led Rio Tinto’s Project Generation Group for six years and transformed its activities to build a world-leading team of commodity, technical and ore body knowledge experts.

Debra Valentine

Ms. Debra A. Valentine, J.D., has been Group Executive - Legal, External and Regulatory Affairs of Rio Tinto Ltd. since October 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 was appointed non-executive director of Lamprell plc in 2015 andamember of the remuneration and nominations and governance committees. She has been a member of the North American Advisory Council at Chatham House since 2013, the UK-Japan 21st Century Group since 2014 and the “Your Life” Corporate Advisory Council Board since 2014.

Eleanor Evans

Ms. Eleanor Evans serves as Group Company Secretary of Rio Tinto Ltd since June 7, 2013. Eleanor joined the Group as Group company secretary in 2013. She is company secretary of Rio Tinto plc and joint company secretary of Rio Tinto Limited. She is a member of the Disclosure Committee and the Ore Reserves Steering Committee, and secretary to the Investment Committee. 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.

Tim Paine

Mr. Tim A. Paine has been Joint Company Secretary of Rio Tinto Ltd since December 2012. Tim joined the Group as joint company secretary of Rio Tinto Limited in 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.

Megan Clark

Dr. Megan Elizabeth Clark AC, has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd., with effect from 20 November 2014. Megan, an Australian citizen, was chief executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from 2009 until 2014. Prior to CSIRO, Megan held various mineral exploration, mine geology and strategy roles withWestern 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.

Michael L'Estrange

Professor Michael L'Estrange AO has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd., with effect from 1 September 2014. Michael, an Australian citizen, 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, hewas 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 in the Order of Australia. Michael served as head of college of the National Security College at the Australian National University from 2009 until 2014 and he is a professor at the college.

Anne Lauvergeon

Ms. Anne Lauvergeon has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd. with effect from March 15, 2014. Anne, a French citizen, started her professional career in 1983 in the steel industry and in 1990 was named Adviser for Economic International Affairs at the French Presidency andDeputy 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.

Simon Thompson

Mr. Simon Robert Thompson has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Limited. with effect from April 1, 2014. Simon, a British citizen, 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.

Robert Brown

Mr. Robert (Bob) E. Brown has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since April 1, 2010. 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.

Ann Godbehere

Ms. Ann Frances Godbehere has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd. since February 9, 2010. 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.

Paul Tellier

Hon. Paul Mathias Tellier has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since October 25, 2007. 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 became president and chief executive officer of the Canadian National Railway Company from 1992 to 2002. From 2002 until 2004, he was president and chief executive officer of Bombardier Inc., the aerospace and transportation company.

John Varley

Mr. John Silvester Varley has been Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Limited since May 2012. 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.

Mark Shannon