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Rio Tinto names acting group executive, technology & innovation

Stephen McIntoshRio Tinto, a metals and mining corporation, has appointed Stephen McIntosh as the acting group executive, technology & innovation.

Mr. McIntosh has been with Rio Tinto for almost 30 years working on projects in more than 45 countries spanning the A-Z of minerals and metals. Most recently, he was head of Exploration, leading a 450-strong global team of employees operating in 20 countries.

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Mr. McIntosh was appointed acting Group executive, Technology & Innovation in May 2016. He has been actively involved in the management, exploration, evaluation or discovery of a number of the Groups’ exploration discoveries.

Mr. McIntosh holds an MSc in Geology from Auckland University. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology, a Member of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He succeed Group executive, Technology & Innovation, Greg Lilleyman, who will leave the company after 25 years of service.

Mr. Lilleyman was appointed Group executive, Technology & Innovation in 2014. He joined the Group in 1990 and held a number of operational roles across the Pilbara, Hunter Valley and Canada with both the Iron Ore and Energy businesses.

In 2011 Mr. Lilleyman was appointed president, Pilbara Operations for Rio Tinto Iron Ore and in 2013 assumed the role of head of productivity improvement with Technology & Innovation.

He was a board member of the Australian Institute of Management of Western Australia from 2012 until 2013, a board member of the Energy & Minerals Institute from 2011 until 2013, and a director of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia from 2008 until 2013, holding the position of president between 2011 and 2013, and a board member of the Curtin University Foundation from 2012 until 2015.




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