Rio Tinto Names Simon Thompson to Succeed Chairman Jan du Plessis

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12/03/2017 | 11:01 pm
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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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