Rio Tinto Names Simon Thompson to Succeed Chairman Jan du Plessis
By Robb M. Stewart
MELBOURNE, Australia--Rio Tinto PLC (>> Rio Tinto plc) has appointed board director Simon Thompson to succeed Jan du Plessis as chairman of the mining company.
Mr. Thompson will take on the role on March 5 when Mr. du Plessis steps down after almost nine years as chairman, Rio Tinto said Monday.
Mr. Thompson, who has been chairman of international investment manager 3i Group PLC (>> 3i Group) since 2015, joined Rio Tinto's board in 2014. From 2012 until earlier this year he was chairman of Tullow Oil PLC (>> Tullow Oil).
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