Simone Niven was appointed Corporate Relations Group executive in January 2017. She joined Rio Tinto in 2008 and has accountability for the Group’s reputation and corporate relations areas: external affairs, communities, media, brand, reputation, and employee communications. She also has responsibility for the leadership of the country and regional office teams including Africa, Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Niven spent over 15 years working in senior roles at some of the world’s largest companies across many continents, including Vodafone, the United Technologies group, Smiths Group plc, and Smith & Nephew plc in a range of corporate relations fields.
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