Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. named former Rio Tinto executive Greg Lilleyman as its new director of operations, effective January 1, 2017.
Lilleyman, who left Rio Tinto in May, has 28 years of experience in the mining sector, most recently with Rio Tinto in a number of senior roles including president of Pilbara operations and group executive, technology and innovation.
The Australian iron ore producer also revealed Sept. 23 that Stephen Pearce will resign from the position of CFO to take up a new role overseas.
Pearce has given up his seat on the Fortescue board but will continue as CFO until the end of the year.
Fortescue has already started the process to find a new CFO.