Simon McKeon AO

Independent Non-Executive Director BCom, LLB, FAICD

Simon McKeon, Rio Tinto board
Simon McKeon AO


January 2019; Senior Independent Director, Rio Tinto Limited (September 2020)

Committee membership

Audit & Risk Committee, People & Remuneration Committee, Nominations Committee

Skills and experience

Simon brings insights into sectors, including financial services, for purpose, law and government. He practised as a solicitor before working at Macquarie Group for 30 years, including as Executive Chair of its business in Victoria, Australia. Simon served as Chair of AMP Limited, MYOB Limited, and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and was the first President of the Australian Takeovers Panel.

Current external appointments

Current external appointments: Chancellor of Monash University, Chair of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative Steering Group, and Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank Limited. Simon is the designated Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement.