Rio Tinto appoints new Chief financial officer to its Diamonds business

riotinto123 May 2013
Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Mr Paul Dean as Chief Financial Officer for Rio Tinto Diamonds.
Mr Dean is an experienced finance executive who has held a number of senior roles in publicly listed companies, most recently as Group Finance Director of Ultra Electronics Holdings plc., a FTSE 250 global electronics business. Prior to this he was Finance Director of Foseco plc. and Group Financial Controller and Treasurer of Burmah Castrol plc.
Commenting on the new appointment, Mr Bruce Cox, Managing director of Rio Tinto Diamonds said,
“I am delighted with Paul’s appointment and his extensive experience will be invaluable in leading the future direction of the Diamonds business.”
Mr Dean, a graduate from Oxford University, will be based in London and will report to Bruce Cox.
About Rio Tinto Diamonds
Rio Tinto operates a fully integrated diamonds business from exploration through to sales and marketing. It is one of the world’s major diamond producers through its 100 per cent control of the Argyle mine in Australia, 60 per cent of the Diavik mine in Canada, 78 per cent interest in the Murowa mine in Zimbabwe and 100 per cent interest in the Bunder project in India.
Rio Tinto’s share of the production from its three operating diamond mines is sold through its sales and marketing headquarters in Antwerp, with representative offices in Mumbai, Hong Kong and New York. It also operates a niche cutting and polishing factory in Perth for the rare pink diamonds from its Argyle mine. Rio Tinto is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of Responsible Jewellery Council. Website:

About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and New York Stock Exchange listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, thermal and metallurgical coal, uranium, gold, industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide and salt) and iron ore. Activities span the world and are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. Website: