Arnaud Soirat

Chief Operating Officer

Arnaud Soirat, executive team
Arnaud Soirat

Arnaud became Chief Operating Officer in February 2021.

Arnaud joined Rio Tinto in 2010 and was previously Chief Executive, Copper & Diamonds from 2016 to 2020. Prior to this, he had 20 years’ experience in commercial and operations roles in the metals and mining industry, including at Alcoa and Pechiney.

As Chief Operating Officer, Arnaud uses his extensive operational and leadership experience to drive company-wide, sustainable improvements with the introduction of the Safe Production System (SPS), with deployments underway at every product group. From his previous roles, Arnaud brings significant experience in safety and operational excellence, improving business profitability and competitiveness, and deploying lean manufacturing to help achieve stable and optimised operations through stronger employee engagement.