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Rio Tinto CEO and senior executives resign from company after Juukan Gorge debacle

In a statement to Australian Stock Exchange the company confirms move that follows the blowing up of 46,000-year-old caves in Western Australia

The Rio Tinto chief executive, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, and two other senior executives are leaving the global miner after its board bowed to intense investor pressure for strong action over its…

  • Ben Butler, Lorena Allam and Calla Wahlquist
  • The Guardian

Rio Tinto said Jacques was leaving “by mutual agreement” with the board.

The iron ore head, Chris Salisbury, and the corporate affairs boss, Simone Niven, will also depart, the company said on Friday morning…

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