Management & Governance
Vivienne Cox MA (Oxon), MBA (INSEAD), age 48
Appointment and election: Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since 2005.Vivienne was elected by shareholders in 2005 and stands for re-election in 2008. (notes a and e).
Skills and experience: Vivienne is currently executive vice president of BP p.l.c. for Alternative Energy. She is a member of the BP group chief executive's committee. She holds degrees in chemistry from Oxford University and in business administration from INSEAD. During her career in BP she has worked in chemicals, exploration, finance, and refining and marketing.
External appointments (current and recent):
Director of Eurotunnel plc between 2002 and 2004
(a) Audit committee
(b) Remuneration committee
(c) Nominations committee
(d) Committee on social and environmental accountability