Alan Davies is a well-known natural resources and industrial executive with a 20-year career at Rio Tinto culminating in being chief executive responsible for energy and industrial minerals, that includes the industry leading borax division and the Jadar lithium/borates development in Serbia. Prior to that, he was chief executive of Rio Tinto’s Diamonds and Minerals Product Group that included the borax, diamonds, iron and titanium, uranium and salt divisions. From 2012 to 2016, Mr Davies was a member of Rio Tinto’s executive committee and had led and run mining operations and development projects across the globe including USA, Canada, South America, India, Africa, China, Europe and Australia, and across commodities including iron ore and energy, and a full suite of industrial minerals including borax, trona, salt, titanium dioxide, ilmenite, metal powders, and zircon, and lithium/boron development in Serbia.
Mr Davies was non-executive director of the aerospace, engineering and industrial business Rolls Royce Holdings and is an investor and chief executive of Zambian copper development company Moxico Resources. He is also a non-executive director of frontier explorer Gryphon Melanesia, and an advisor to Audley Capital.