Simon McKeon, Rio Tinto board

Simon McKeon AO

Independent Non-Executive Director

Senior Independent Director, Rio Tinto Limited


January 2019 (board), September 2020 (Senior Independent Director, Rio Tinto Limited)

Committee Membership

Audit Committee; Remuneration Committee; Nominations Committee

Skills & Experience

Simon brings insights into a wide range of sectors including financial services, the law, government and charities. He practiced as a solicitor before joining Macquarie Group where he spent 30 years culminating as Executive Chairman of its business in the State of Victoria, Australia. Simon served as Chairman of AMP Limited and of the Australian government’s research and development body, CSIRO. He also served as the first president of the Australian Takeovers Panel.

External appointments (current and recent)

Chancellor of Monash University. Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank Limited. Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.