People: Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NEM)
16 Jul 2019
Mr. Robert Atkinson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective June 1, 2019. With 25 years of mining industry experience, Rob Atkinson has held a variety of roles leading operations and business improvement efforts in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Most recently, he served as Head of Productivity and Technical Support for Rio Tinto and was responsible for the company's $5 billion productivity improvement strategy. Mr. Atkinson also served as Chief Operating Officer for Rio Tinto's portfolio of copper interests in Mongolia, the US, Chile and Indonesia. Previously he led ASX-listed Energy Resources of Australia as Chief Executive and Director, and served as General Manager of Weipa Bauxite, one of the world's largest bauxite operations. During his tenure with Rio Tinto, Mr. Atkinson oversaw the establishment of three technical centers of excellence, including Surface Mining, Underground Mining and Processing. Mr. Atkinson also has extensive operational experience in iron ore and surface and underground coal mining. He holds a 1 st Class Honors Bachelor's degree in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from Strathclyde University in Scotland.
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