Rio Tinto appoints CCO

Rio Tinto reinforces its focus on driving value across the business from mine to market with the appointment of Simon Trott as chief commercial officer (CCO).

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In this newly created role, Trott will report to the chief executive and also join Rio Tinto’s executive committee. Trott, currently salt, uranium and borates managing director, will embark on his new role on 1 January 2018.

“Simon’s appointment shows the importance Rio Tinto places in creating full value from mine to market. Commercial excellence is key to driving value outside the mine gate and fully complements our drive to unlock additional value through productivity improvements at our operations,” says JS Jacques, Rio Tinto chief executive.

The CCO will ensure Rio Tinto derives maximum value from its products and continues to strengthen customer relationships. Trott, who will be based in Singapore, will be responsible for sales and marketing, marine, commercial treasury, market analysis and procurement teams.

Trott has been with Rio Tinto for almost 18 years and holding a wide variety of commercial, operating and business development roles across a number of commodities. Currently he oversees operations in Australia, Africa, Europe and the US.

“I am delighted to welcome Simon to Rio Tinto’s executive committee and know that he will bring real momentum to our commercial activities,” Jacques concludes.



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