People: Rio Tinto Ltd (RIO.AX)
11 Dec 2013
Mr. Samuel (Sam) Maurice Cossart Walsh has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since January 17, 2013. He is Member of the Chairman's Committee of the Company. He 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 within the Group, including from 2001 to 2004 chief executive of the Aluminium group and since 2004 chief executive of the Iron Ore group. Sam is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In June 2010, he was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia. He has been Director of Seven West Media Limited since 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Melbourne.
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