Stephen was appointed Group executive, Growth & Innovation, in July 2016. In 2019, his remit was expanded to include Health, Safety & Environment (HSE), recognising the benefits that bringing our HSE and technical experts together in one team can deliver for both safety and operational excellence. He has close to 30 years of service with the Group after joining the business as an exploration geologist. Stephen has deep experience across a wide range of commodities and geographies, having worked on projects in more than 45 countries. In his previous role as Rio Tinto’s global head of Exploration, he led teams operating in 20 countries and drove a step-change in safety improvement while delivering industry-leading discovery performance.
Stephen has been actively involved in the management, exploration, evaluation or discovery of a number of the Group’s exploration discoveries.
He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a fellow of the Society of Economic Geology, a member of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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