Rio Tinto has appointed Stephen McIntosh as its acting group executive, technology and innovation, replacing previous position holder Greg Lilleyman.
McIntosh has worked in the company for almost 30 years, with his most recent role as the head of exploration.
Rio CEO Sam Walsh said McIntosh was a well respected member of senior leadership and will bring a wealth of experience into his new role.
“For a long time now, our T & I function has provided a point of strategic differentiation for Rio Tinto and Stephen will spearhead the group’s drive for further productivity improvement across the business,” he said.
Lilleyman had been in the company for 25 years, previously holding senior roles both in Australia and Canada.