Original article by James Chessell
The Australian Financial Review Boss – Page: 12 : 9-Mar-18
Jean-Sebastien Jacques became CEO of Rio Tinto in July 2016, after just five years at the resources giant. He spends more time travelling than in his office at Rio Tinto’s London headquarters, meeting with staff, customers and suppliers. Jacques questions whether corporate head offices are still relevant, particular for geographically diverse companies such as Rio Tinto. He argues that senior executives and other staff should be constantly meeting with customers and suppliers rather than spending their time in an office. Meanwhile, Jacques aims for Rio Tinto to be the world’s most profitable mining company, rather than the biggest.
RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, PECHINEY SA, ALCAN INCORPORATED, CORUS GROUP PLC, TATA STEEL, RIVERSDALE MINING LIMITED, UNITED STATES. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET