Management & Governance
Yves Fortier CC, OQ, QC, LLD, Av Em, age 72
Appointment and election: Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited effective 25 October 2007. Yves will stand for election at the 2008 annual general meetings (notes c, d and e).
Skills and experience: Yves Fortier was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations from 1988 to 1992. He is chairman and a senior partner of the law firm Ogilvy Renault and was chairman of Alcan from 2002 until 2007.
External appointments (current and recent):
Chairman of Ogilvy Renault since 1992
Chairman and director of Alcan Inc. from 2002 until 2007
Director of NOVA Chemicals Corporation since 1998
Governor of Hudson's Bay Company from 1998 to 2006
Director of Royal Bank of Canada from 1992 to 2005
Director of Novtel corporation from 1992 to 2005
Trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee from 2000 to 2006
(a) Audit committee
(b) Remuneration committee
(c) Nominations committee
(d) Committee on social and environmental accountability