Peter Cunningham

Chief Financial Officer


Peter Cunningham

Nearly three decades of experience at Rio Tinto have showed me that we have a strong, resilient business, well positioned for the future.”

Peter joined Rio Tinto in March 1993 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director in June 2021, after serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer for a short period of time.

Over the last three decades, Peter has held a number of senior financial and non-financial leadership positions across Rio Tinto in Australia and the UK. These include Group Controller, Chief Financial Officer – Organisational Resources, Global Head of Health, Safety, Environment & Communities, Head of Energy and Climate Strategy, and Head of Investor Relations.

Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Peter qualified as a chartered accountant, after graduating from the University of Oxford.

Additional senior responsibilities have included chairing various Group committees, such as the Closure Committee, Global Benefits Committee and North American pension investment committees.