Rio Tinto Kennecott welcomes Marc Cameron as new managing director

South Jordan, Utah (Jan. 12, 2017) – Marc Cameron has been named the new managing director of Rio Tinto Kennecott. As Kennecott’s senior leader, he will oversee all aspects of the business, including its operations, growth initiatives, sustainable development and community outreach. Marc replaces Colin Nexhip, who has served as the acting managing director since September 2016.

Marc has been with Rio Tinto for more than 14 years. He joined the company’s Canada-based Diavik Diamond Mine in early 2003 and has held operational leadership roles in construction, mining, processing and recovery, and most recently, as president and CEO.

“Marc brings tremendous experience, technical expertise and a focus on people that will continue the great tradition at Kennecott,” said Nigel Steward, managing director, operations, Rio Tinto Copper and Diamonds. “I’m confident that his leadership and expertise will drive our business into the future.”

Marc is a professional engineer and holds a master’s degree in global management.




About Rio Tinto Kennecott

As one of the largest copper producers in the United States, Rio Tinto Kennecott comprises nearly 20 percent of U.S. copper production. Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with production at more than 19 million tons. Rio Tinto purchased Kennecott and related facilities in 1989 and has invested more than $2 billion in modernization since that time. Kennecott has also spent more than $350 million on the cleanup of historic mining waste and $100 million on groundwater cleanup. Take a closer look at


About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the United Kingdom, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources.

Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and Southern Africa.