Rio Tinto Chief Financial Officer Chris Lynch has informed the board that he intends to retire from his role by the end of September 2018.
Rio Tinto Chief Executive J-S Jacques said: “Chris has made an outstanding contribution to the performance of Rio Tinto since he was appointed CFO in 2013 and I would like to personally thank him for his wise counsel and support since my appointment as chief executive. He has committed to remain with the Group to ensure a smooth transition.”
According to Rio, planning for the Chief Financial Officer succession has been in progress and a replacement will be announced in due course.
Chris joined the Rio Tinto board in September 2011 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in April 2013.