Rio Tinto chief financial officer Chris Lynch has informed the board that he intends to retire from his role by the end of September 2018.
Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques said “Chris has made an outstanding contribution to the performance of Rio Tinto since he was appointed CFO in 2013 and I would like to personally thank him for his wise counsel and support since my appointment as chief executive. He has committed to remain with the Group to ensure a smooth transition.”
Planning for the chief financial officer succession has been in progress and a replacement will be announced in due course.
Chris joined the Rio Tinto board in September 2011 and was appointed chief financial officer in April 2013.