Peter Cunningham

Interim 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 was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer in January 2021.

He was previously Group Controller, with responsibility for Group financial reporting including external reporting. In this role he led the business evaluation team, providing independent assessments of projects and commercial transactions to support the Group’s evaluation and investment committees in their capital allocation efforts. Peter was also responsible for Group planning with a short to medium-term delivery focus. This included oversight of the analysis of Group financial and operating performance, setting of Group performance targets and preparation of Group forecasts and plans.

During his 27 years with Rio Tinto, Peter held a number of senior leadership roles in Australia and the UK including chief financial officer Organisational Resources, global head of Health, Safety, Environment & Communities, head of Energy and Climate Strategy and head of Investor Relations.

He has also chaired various Group committees including the Closure Committee, Global Benefits Committee and North American pension investment committees.