Ivan Vella

Chief Executive, Aluminium


Ivan Vella

Chief Executive, Aluminium

Ivan was appointed Chief Executive, Aluminium in March 2021 and has held senior leadership positions across the Iron Ore, Copper and Coal product groups. He brings deep operational experience and critical understanding of end-to-end value chain processes to our Aluminium business.

Ivan is passionate about the energy transition and the role aluminium plays as a green and critical material for the future. During 2021, Ivan launched partnerships with Carbfix to capture carbon at our ISAL smelter in Iceland and the Government of Queensland to drive the state’s clean energy future.

He also continues to focus on building capability in Rio Tinto to enhance the long-term positive role mining can have partnering with First Nations and Indigenous people, along with the host communities we operate in.