People: Rio Tinto PLC (RIO.L)
6 Dec 2013
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. Mr. Walsh Joined Rio Tinto in 1991, following 20 years in the automotive industry at General Motors and Nissan Australia. 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. Director of Rio Tinto since 2009 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. Appointed an officer in the general division of the Order of Australia in June 2010. Director of Seven West Media Limited since 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Melbourne.
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