Ivan Vella

Chief Executive, Aluminium


Ivan Vella

Chief Executive, Aluminium

Ivan was appointed Chief Executive, Aluminum in March 2021 and has held senior leadership positions across the Iron Ore, Copper and Coal product groups. He brings deep operational experience and critical understanding of energy markets and end-to-end value chain processes to our Aluminum business.

Deeply passionate about people, Ivan recognizes the value that will be created through strong culture and workforce engagement. He builds capability in Rio Tinto to enhance the long-term positive impact mining can have when partnering with First Nations and Indigenous peoples. Ivan is committed to the energy transition and is focused on the rapid decarbonisation of our operations while growing our business to support the new material needs for the future. Forging partnerships with governments is also fundamental in his approach.