BSc (Resource Economics)
Simon was appointed chief commercial officer in January 2018. His role is to oversee how Rio Tinto derives maximum value from its products and continues to strengthen customer relationships. Simon is accountable for the global Sales & Marketing, Marine & Logistics, and Procurement organisations, supported by Market Analysis, among other functions.
Simon has been with Rio Tinto for almost 18 years and has held a wide variety of commercial, operating and business development roles across a number of commodities. In his previous role as Salt, Uranium & Borates managing director, Simon oversaw operations and projects in Australia, Africa, Europe and the US.
He has a graduate diploma in Finance & Investment (FINSIA) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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