Stephen was appointed Group executive, Growth & Innovation in July 2016. Stephen has
close to 30 years of service with the Group after joining the business as an exploration geologist. Stephen has deep experience across a wide range of commodities and geographies, having worked on projects in more than 45 countries. In his previous role as Rio Tinto’s global head of Exploration, Stephen led teams operating in 20 countries and drove a stepchange in safety improvement whilst delivering industry-leading discovery performance. Stephen has been actively involved in the management, exploration, evaluation or discovery of a number of the Group’s exploration discoveries.
Stephen 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.
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