The evening features a compelling and informative speech from Sam Walsh, CEO of Rio Tinto.
Sam was appointed chief executive in January 2013 and has served as an executive director to the boards of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since June 2009.
Sam was previously chief executive of Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore product group from 2004, covering operations and projects in Australia, Canada, India, and Guinea.
During Sam’s nine-year tenure running the Iron Ore business, he built a highly efficient, low-cost business in Western Australia that almost doubled its production capacity and delivered expansion on time and on budget whilst introducing innovative new technologies to drive productivity improvements.
Previous speakers have included award-winning journalist and presenter Jeremy Vine, and UK-based journalist and former Conservative politician Matthew Parris, who addressed and entertained an audience comprising of procurement professionals from around the world.