Chief Executive Officer - Iron Ore

Simon Trott

Simon was appointed Chief Executive, Iron Ore at Rio Tinto in 2021.

Simon has been with Rio Tinto for more than 20 years in a variety of operating, commercial and business development roles across a number of commodities. Prior to his current role, Simon was Chief Commercial Officer from 2018 to 2021.

Simon knows Western Australia well and has a deep understanding of the iron ore business and customers globally. He is focused on transforming our Iron Ore business’s safe operational performance, delivering the mines of the future, positioning the Pilbara for a green steel future, and building strong partnerships with key stakeholders.

Simon holds a position of Vice-Chair on the Minerals Council of Australia Board.