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Jan du Plessis, chairman of Rio Tinto, set to step down after eight years

Friday 10th of March 2017 09:41:17 AM

Rio Tinto chairman Jan Du Plessis

After eight years steering Rio Tinto through a series of crises and less than a year since a new chief executive was put in place, the global miner has paved the way for the selection of a new chairman to replace Jan du Plessis later in the year.

In a statement late Thursday, Rio said it commenced work to find a replacement for Mr du Plessis as chairman when it appointed a new chief executive in mid-2016. At that time, Mr du Plessis committed to remain chairman for two years although his departure could be brought forward.

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