Rio Tinto regional HQ in Perth, Western Australia

11 December, 2020

Australian parliamentary report slams Rio Tinto board and culture

There’s no way of getting around it. The destruction in May of the Juukan Gorge caves in Pilbara, Australia, by Rio Tinto iron ore workers was an outrage and dug one of the deepest reputational hole...
Rio Tinto

11 September, 2020

Governance week: Rio Tinto, ESG, climate risk, Aussie audit

Fallout for Rio Tinto The equivalent of going nuclear in governance is clearing out a company’s leadership. This week investors managed to detonate a bomb under Rio Tinto when the chief ex...
Rio Tinto

11 September, 2020

Board moves: Rio Tinto CEO resigns following Aboriginal caves scandal

Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques is to step down owing to investor pressure over the company's destruction of the Juukan Gorge Aboriginal caves in Australia. Jacques will leave the company by ...
Rio Tinto website

25 February, 2020

Board moves: Rio Tinto revamps board after criticism over lack of diversity

Rio Tinto has appointed three women to its board as the mining giant addresses criticism over a lack of diversity. Hinda Gharbi, an executive vice president at oilfield services group Schlumberger,...

4 December, 2017

Rio Tinto appoints Simon Thompson as chairman

[caption id="attachment_6570" align="alignleft" width="300"]
Rio Tinto

27 November, 2017

Investor ire sees Sir Mick Davis’s Rio Tinto chairmanship plan shelved

Investor agitation has forced Rio Tinto to backtrack on plans to appoint Conservative Party CEO Sir Mick Davis as chairman. The Investor Forum, a group of shareholders which represents some 20% of ...
Rio Tinto

14 November, 2017

Conservative Party CEO lined up for mining return with Rio Tinto

Conservative Party chief executive Sir Mick Davis could be set for a return to the mining industry, with reports suggesting he will take over from Jan Du Plessis as Rio Tinto chairman. Sir Mick was...
Rio Tinto

19 October, 2017

Ex-Rio Tinto CEO and CFO charged with fraud over ‘inflated’ asset values

The former CEO and CFO of Rio Tinto have been charged with fraud by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), after allegedly inflating the value of its ill-fated Mozambique coal mine acquisiti...
Rio Tinto

12 April, 2017

Rio Tinto faces shareholder opposition over boardroom diversity

Fund manager Hermes EOS is expected to vote against the reappointment of Rio Tinto's board chairman Jan du Plessis as chair of the company's nominations committee, because of the lack of diversity am...
Sam Walsh, Rio Tinto

3 March, 2017

Rio Tinto withholds bonus payments from former CEO

[caption id="attachment_3875" align="alignleft" width="272"]