People - September 2016

Kinross Gold announced that Warwick Morley-Jepson, executive vice-president and COO, will leave the company. Lauren Roberts has been appointed COO, effective January 1, 2017. Roberts has been with Kinross since 2004 and was most recently senior vice president, corporate development. Kinross also appointed Paul Tomory the newly created role of chief technical officer, effective January 1, 2017.

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People - August 2016

Kumba Iron Ore appointed Themba Mkhwanazi as CEO, following Norman Mbazima’s decision to step down after four years to focus on his role as deputy chairman of Anglo American South Africa. Mbazima will remain a member of Anglo American’s Group Management Committee. Mkhwanazi has been CEO of Anglo American’s Coal South Africa business since May 2014.

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People - July 2016

Rio Tinto’s new organizational structure will include four product groups: Aluminum, Copper & Diamonds, Energy & Minerals, and Iron Ore. These groups will be complemented by a newly shaped Growth & Innovation group. Alfredo Barrios will remain as chief executive of Aluminum. Chris Salisbury, currently acting Copper & Coal chief executive, will become Iron Ore chief. Arnaud Soirat, currently Aluminum Primary Metal president and chief executive officer, will join the Executive Committee as Copper & Diamonds chief executive. Alan Davies, currently Diamonds & Minerals chief executive, will be the Energy and Minerals chief executive. Stephen McIntosh, currently acting Technology & Innovation Group executive, will take up the role of Growth & Innovation Group executive. Joanne Farrell, currently the global head of Health, Safety, Environment and Communities, will take on the role of Group executive, Health, Safety & Environment. Andrew Harding, currently Iron Ore chief executive, will leave the business. Debra Valentine is the Legal & Regulatory Affairs Group executive.

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People - June 2016

Rio Tinto appointed Stephen McIntosh as the acting group executive, technology and innovation to succeed Greg Lilleyman, who will leave the company after 25 years of service. He has been with Rio Tinto for almost 30 years working on projects in more than 45 countries. Most recently, he was head of exploration.

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