Outgoing Rio Tinto
chairman Paul Skinner
won’t leave before
mid-year
 
London, England — MININGREVIEW.COM — 09 February 2009 – The Rio Tinto Group – the world’s third- largest mining company – has announced that non executive director Jim Leng has resigned from the boards with immediate effect, and will therefore not take up the post of chairman in April as previously planned.

Revealing this in a statement issued here, the company confirmed that, at the request of the boards, Rio Tinto’s current chairman, Paul Skinner, had agreed to remain in the position until mid 2009.

The statement added that the process to appoint a new chairman was underway, and it was anticipated that a successor would be appointed by mid-year.