Wyatt is a former minister in the Western Australian government, and the first Indigenous Australian to sit on the Rio Tinto board.
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Mining giant Rio Tinto has appointed Ben Wyatt to its board as a non-executive director.
Wyatt is the first Indigenous Australian to join Rio Tinto’s board. He will begin his new role on 1 September.
Wyatt has spent 15 years working for the Western Australian government, where he held the ministerial portfolios of Treasury, Finance, Energy and Aboriginal Affairs. He previously worked as a barrister and solicitor.
Commenting on Wyatt’s appointment, Rio Tinto chair Simon Thompson said: “I am delighted to welcome Ben to the Rio Tinto board. With family links to the Pilbara and an impressive track record in public life, Ben’s kno
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