Simon McKeon to exit mining giant Rio Tinto board in May

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Simon McKeon to exit mining giant Rio Tinto board in May
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LONDON - Mining giant Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO ) announced that Simon McKeon, who serves as a Non-Executive Director, will step down from his position after the company's annual general meeting scheduled for May 2, 2024. The departure is part of the board's ongoing renewal process, which saw the appointment of five new Non-Executive Directors over the past year.

McKeon's tenure at Rio Tinto included significant roles such as the Senior Independent Director of Rio Tinto Limited and the Designated Director for workforce engagement. His contributions, particularly in the areas of community engagement and corporate culture, have been highlighted by Rio Tinto Chair Dominic Barton. Barton expressed his gratitude for McKeon's "invaluable contribution" and extended the board's well-wishes for his future endeavors.

The announcement aligns with the company's adherence to the UK Listing Rules, which mandate the disclosure of such changes among the company's directors. This structured transition is indicative of Rio Tinto's efforts to maintain a dynamic and responsive governance structure.

Rio Tinto, headquartered in both the UK and Australia, is among the world's largest metals and mining corporations. The company has a significant presence in the global resources industry and is involved in the exploration, mining, and processing of mineral resources.

The information provided is based on a press release statement from Rio Tinto and is intended to inform stakeholders and the public of the upcoming changes within the company's board of directors. Simon McKeon's decision to step down is part of a broader strategy to refresh the board's composition, ensuring that Rio Tinto continues to benefit from diverse and robust leadership.

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