Peter Cunningham has been appointed as a chief financial officer (CFO) of Rio Tinto with immediate effect, after acting in the position since January 1, 2021.
He will also join the company’s board as executive director, Rio Tinto indicated in a statement on Thursday. Cunningham has been with Rio Tinto in Australia and the UK for 28 years and has held many leadership roles during the period, with the most recent being Group Controller. Before joining the company, he was qualified as a chartered accountant.
Additional details on the appointment will be divulged in the company’s 2021 Directors’ Remuneration Report.