Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) has appointed Barbara Levi to succeed Philip Richards as Group executive, Group General Counsel.
Ms Levi is currently Group Legal Head, M&A and Strategic Transactions for Novartis. She will join Rio Tinto on January 1st 2020. Mr Richards will retire from Rio Tinto at the end of this year.
Ms Levi, has over 20 years’ experience in a number of senior legal roles across Europe and in the US, both in corporate and private practice. She joined Novartis in 2004 and has held a variety of positions including General Counsel, Sandoz, from 2016-2019.
Rio Tinto says she has extensive legal experience across corporate, commercial and compliance matters gained within a complex multinational organisation which makes her an ideal choice to lead Rio Tinto’s legal and compliance team.
Shares in Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) closed 2.35 per cent lower at $103.760 on Friday.