Kellie Parker

Chief Executive, Australia, Rio Tinto

Kellie Parker was appointed Rio Tinto’s Chief Executive, Australia in 2021, after a 20-year career with the company. Before this Kellie was Managing Director, Pacific Operations, Aluminium, a role she took after more than a decade of leadership, safety and operational roles across Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore and Aluminium businesses.

Kellie represents Rio Tinto's Australian interests with all stakeholders and brings her operational experience and community values to listen, respond and set the direction for the business.

Kellie also has responsibility for Health, Safety, Environment & Security (HSES), Communities & Social Performance (CSP) and Closure.

She has a people-centric approach, with a strong commercial background and is an advocate for Indigenous Australians.