New Rio Tinto
Jan du Plessis
Sydney, Australia — MININGREVIEW.COM — 20 April 2009 – Jan du Plessis has assumed the role of chairman of the boards of Rio Tinto Limited, following the retirement of Paul Skinner as chairman and non-executive director at the conclusion of today’s Rio Tinto annual general meeting.

Du Plessis joined the boards of Rio Tinto as a non executive director on 1 September 2008, and his appointment as chairman was announced on 18 March 2009.