Reuters reported that Rio Tinto (TSX:RIO) CFO Guy Elliot will be retiring at the end of next year, prompting the mining giant to create a new position to oversee the company’s strategy.
As quoted in the market news:
The new position overseeing group strategy and business development will be taken on by Doug Ritchie, currently the head of the group’s energy division. Ritchie starts the London-based role Jan. 1, 2013.
Rio Tinto CEO, Tom Albanese, stated that Ritchie’s role:
[U]nderlines the priority we place on this key area and on continuity of our strategic direction
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