Kellie was appointed Chief Executive Australia in 2021. Prior to this, Kellie had been Managing Director, Pacific Operations, Aluminium since September 2018. She joined Rio Tinto in 2001 and has held a number of safety, operational and leadership roles across both the Iron Ore and Aluminium businesses. In her new role, Kellie will represent Rio Tinto’s Australian interests with all stakeholders and bring her operational experience and community values to listen, respond and set the direction for the business. She has a people-centric approach with a strong commercial background, and is an advocate for Indigenous Australians.
Kellie holds a Bachelor of Science and a Health & Safety Diploma from Curtin University Western Australia.
Kellie is married with two children and enjoys family time watching rugby and exploring Australia.