Stephen Jones was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in May 2017. Before his appointment to the current role, he has held the role of acting Chief Executive Officer from September 2016. He was previously General Manager, Operations from June 2015, having joined Oyu Tolgoi in April 2014 as General Manager, Operations Support.
Stephen has more than 20 years of experience within Rio Tinto, holding various production and support roles in Growth & Innovation, Copper & Coal, Aluminium, Iron Ore, and Technology & Innovation in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Queensland, Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Management from Deakin University, Australia.