Alan Davies

Alan Davies was appointed Chief executive, Diamonds & Minerals for Rio Tinto in August 2012 with accountability for Richards Bay Minerals, Rio Tinto Fer et Titane, QIT Madagascar Minerals, Rio Tinto Minerals, Rio Tinto Diamonds, Dampier Salt, Uranium, Energy Resource Australia, the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea and Executive Committee accountability for India and Africa. His responsibilities also cover the Saskatchewan potash joint venture , the Jadar lithium-borate project in Serbia and the Bunder Diamond project in India.

Prior to taking up this role, Alan had been the President International Operations for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore business. During his time as President, Rio Tinto signed the Settlement Agreement with the Government of Guinea paving the way for the Simandou iron ore project and establishing the strategic joint venture with Chinalco for the project.

From 2007 to 2011 Alan held dual roles as chief financial officer for the Iron Ore group, as well as managing director of Global Development. From 2004 Alan held the position of chief financial officer of Rio Tinto Energy America Inc., responsible for finance and strategy, based in Gillette, Wyoming USA. Previous roles included London (HQ), Perth (Iron ore), Melbourne (HQ) and Brisbane (Energy) based roles in the taxation group within group finance and the product groups.

Alan holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) and a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney. Alan is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Alan is a non-executive director of Rolls Royce Holdings plc.