Sam Walsh

Sam Walsh is the former chief executive of Rio Tinto, based in London, and prior to that he was Rio Tinto chief executive iron ore and Australia, based in Perth. Mr Walsh is currently the chair of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, commissioning panel chair of the Australian representation for the Venice Biennale, chair of the Perth Diocesan Trust, chair elect of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA), chair of the Accenture Global Mining Council and global president of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. He is also a vice president of the Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee. In March 2017 Mr Walsh was appointed a director of Tokyo-listed Mitsui & Co, whose Australian subsidiary holds a stake in Rio Tinto's Robe River project. In 2010, he was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) for his work in the mining industry and establishing employment programs for indigenous Australians. He was previously WA chapter chairman of the Australia Business Arts Foundation, chair of the Black Swan State Theatre Company and was the inaugural chair of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA. Mr Walsh is a patron of the State Library of WA Foundation, a patron of the UWA Hackett Foundation and former president of Scouts Australia (WA Branch). In 2007, Mr Walsh was awarded Australian Export Hero and Western Australian Citizen of the Year - Industry and Commerce.
Bio last updated 15 Dec 2018

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