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Rio Tinto Ltd (RIO.AX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jan du Plessis

63 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

45 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Lynch

63 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Bold Baatar

43 2016 Chief Executive - Energy & Minerals

Alfredo Antonio Barrios

51 2014 Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Aluminium

Joanne Farrell

59 2016 Group executive - Health, Safety & Environment

Vera Kirikova

43 2017 Group Executive - Human Resources

Stephen McIntosh

53 2016 Group Executive - Growth & Innovation

Simone Niven

46 2017 Group Executive - Corporate Relations

Philip Richards

2017 Group executive - Legal

Chris Salisbury

50 2016 Chief Executive of Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Group

Arnaud Soirat

52 2016 Chief Executive - Copper & Diamonds

Steve Allen

45 2017 Joint Company Secretary

Tim Paine

53 2012 Joint Company Secretary

Michael L'Estrange

64 2014 Non-Executive Director

Megan Clark

58 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Constable

56 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ann Godbehere

61 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon Henry

55 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Sam Laidlaw

61 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul Tellier

77 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon Thompson

57 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Varley

61 2012 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

David Ovington

2017 Investor Relations executive

Biographies

Name Description

Jan du Plessis

Mr. Jan P. du Plessis is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Rio Tinto Ltd. 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 is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Rio Tinto Ltd. 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 significant experience in the mining and metals industry, having spent over 30 years working in these fields globally. Chris also has extensive listed company experience at board level across a variety of leadership roles, providing the board with significant operational and financial expertise. 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 of 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.

Bold Baatar

Mr. Bold Baatar is Chief Executive - Energy & Minerals of the company. 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 Antonio Barrios

Mr. Alfredo Antonio Barrios is Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Aluminium of Rio Tinto Ltd., since 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.

Joanne Farrell

Ms. Joanne Farrell is Group executive - Health, Safety & Environment of the Company. 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 is Group Executive - Human Resources of the Company. 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 is Group Executive - Growth & Innovation of the Company. 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 is Group Executive - Corporate Relations of the Company. 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.

Philip Richards

Mr. Philip Richards is the Group executive - Legal of the Company. 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.

Chris Salisbury

Mr. Chris Salisbury is Chief Executive of Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Group of the Company. 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., is Chief Executive - Copper & Diamonds of the Company. 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.

Steve Allen

Mr. Steve Allen is Joint 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 has been Joint Company Secretary of Rio Tinto Ltd since December 2012. 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. External appointments (current and recent): Company secretary for the Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies and a member of the Governance Institute of Australia’s Legislation Review Committee.

Michael L'Estrange

Prof. Michael Gerard L'Estrange is Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd. 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.

Megan Clark

Dr. Megan Elizabeth Clark AC, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Ltd., since 20 November 2014. She is an Australian citizen, 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. External appointments (current and recent): Non-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 is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is Canadian citizen, 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. External Appointments (current and recent): 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.

Ann Godbehere

Ms. Ann Frances Godbehere has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd., since February 9, 2010. She is 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 andwasmade a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants in 2014. Ann’s strong financial background and expertise enable her to effectively fulfil the role of Audit Committee chairman. 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 and chairman of the audit committee of Prudential Public Limited Company since 2007 and 2009 respectively, non-executive director of Atrium Underwriting Group Limited from 2007 until 2014, non-executive director of Arden Holdings Ltd from 2007 until 2014.

Simon Henry

Mr. Simon Henry has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 April 2017. He is a British citizen, 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. External appointments (current and recent): 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.

Sam Laidlaw

Mr. Sam Laidlaw is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a British citizen, 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. External Appointments (current and recent): 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.

Paul Tellier

Hon. Paul Mathias Tellier, LL.D., has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd., since October 25, 2007. He is a Canadian citizen, has extensive experience in both the corporate sector and the civil service, broadening the board’s diversity and enabling Paul to contribute effectively as a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He entered the civil service in the 1970s and 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 to 2004, he was president and chief executive officer of Bombardier Inc., the aerospace and transportation company. External appointments (current and recent): Director of Groupe Harnois since January 2017, chairman of Global Container Terminals Inc. from 2007 to January 2016, 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.

Simon Thompson

Mr. Simon Robert Thompson is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Limited. since April 1, 2014. He is a British citizen, 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. External appointments (current and recent): 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.

John Varley

Mr. John Silvester Varley has been Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Limited., since May 2012. He is a British citizen, has significant banking experience having spent 28 years with Barclays PLC, most notably as chief executive of the Group from 2004 until 2010. John’s extensive board-level experience makes him an effective senior independent director and his financial services experience complements the balance of skills on the board. During his career with Barclays, he held several senior positions, including chairman of the Asset Management division, group finance director and deputy chief executive. Prior to joining Barclays, John worked as a solicitor. 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 from 2006 and 2012 respectively until April 2015, chairman of Marie Curie since 2011, chairman of Employment for Excluded Groups since 2006 and trustee of the Prince ofWales Charitable Foundation since 2011.

David Ovington