Mark Davies

Chief Technical Officer


Mark Davies

Everything we do has safety at its core – it is an essential part of how we work and care for each other and our communities. Innovation is also critical – continually striving to improve – so we can operate in safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly ways.”

Mark is the Chief Technical Officer at Rio Tinto and leads the Development & Technology division. On the development side of his portfolio, he is responsible for exploration and major capital construction, renewable energy projects, and closure teams working to rehabilitate and repurpose mines and facilities at the end of operations.  

Mark is passionate about technology and innovation, also leading Rio Tinto’s technical Centres of Excellence as well as the office of the Chief Scientist, which oversees Rio Tinto’s global research and development activities. The technical Centres of Excellence cover asset management, energy and climate change, orebody knowledge, underground mining, surface mining and processing. Mark is also sponsor of Rio Tinto’s efforts to raise awareness and improve support for employees affected by Domestic and Family Violence as well as Rio Tinto’s White Ribbon accreditation. 

Mark has extensive international experience gained over 25 years with Rio Tinto in Australia, the US, the UK and Singapore. He joined the company in 1995 as a senior mechanical engineer and over the years has worked in various operational and functional leadership roles. These include Chief Commercial Officer and interim CEO for the Iron and Titanium business unit, head of Group Risk, and most recently, vice president, Global Procurement.

He is based in Brisbane, Australia.