Simon Thompson

Rio Tinto appointed Simon Thompson as chairman. Thompson, who joined the Rio Tinto board as a nonexecutive director in 2014, will become chairman on March 5. He succeeds Jan du Plessis who will step down as chairman and from the Rio Tinto board on the same date after serving almost nine years as chairman. From 1995 to 2007, Thompson worked for the Anglo American group, holding a number of senior positions. Thompson has been chairman of 3i Group plc since 2015.

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