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Rio Tinto Taps Canadian China Envoy To Be Next Chair – The Age

Barton, Canada’s outgoing ambassador to China and a former head of global consultancy group McKinsey & Co, will join Rio’s board in April


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Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton speaks to journalists and diplomats via video link from Dandong, where a local court ruled on the case of Michael Spavor, charged with espionage in June 2019, at the Canadian embassy in Beijing, China, in August 2021. Photo: Reuters

 

Mining giant Rio Tinto has selected Canadian businessman Dominic Barton to be its new chairman, replacing Simon Thompson, who will stand down in 2022 to take responsibility for the company’s destruction of the 46,000-year-old Aboriginal rock shelters at Western Australia’s Juukan Gorge, The Age reported.

Barton, Canada’s outgoing ambassador to China and a former head of global consultancy group McKinsey & Co, would join Rio’s board in April and be appointed to the role of chairman at its annual investor meeting on May 5, the Anglo-Australian miner announced on Monday, the report said.

Read the full report: The Age.

 

 

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Kevin Hamlin

Kevin Hamlin is a financial journalist with more than 40 years of experience covering Asia. Before joining Asia Financial, Kevin worked for Bloomberg News, spending 12 years as Senior China Economy Reporter in Beijing. Prior to that, he was Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor for ten years.

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