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Sir Rod Eddington

Sir Rod Eddington, Non executive director

Sir Rod Eddington B Eng, M Eng (University of Western Australia), D Phil (Oxon), age 58

Appointment and election: Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since 2005. Sir Rod was elected by shareholders in 2006 (notes c, d and e).

Skills and experience: Sir Rod was chief executive of British Airways Plc until the end of September 2005. Prior to his role with British Airways, Sir Rod was Managing Director of Cathay Pacific Airways from 1992 until 1996 and Executive Chairman of Ansett Airlines from 1997 until 2000.

External appointments (current and recent):
Director of News Corporation plc since 1999
Director of John Swire & Son Pty Limited since 1997
Non executive chairman of JPMorgan Australia and New Zealand since 2006
Director of CLP Holdings since 2006
Director of Allco Finance Group Limited since 2006
Chief executive British Airways Plc from 2000 until 2005
Chairman of the EU/Hong Kong Business Co-operation Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 2002 until 2006

(a) Audit committee
(b) Remuneration committee
(c) Nominations committee
(d) Committee on social and environmental accountability
(e) Independent

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