Master of the mines

Published in The Treasurer

ACT president and Rio Tinto’s global head of corporate finance Jono Slade talks to Sally Percy about ratings, roadshows and why the iron ore producer isn’t parting with its cash 

It all began with a river – a river that flows through the spectacular lunar landscape of southwestern Spain for some 100km. Thanks to the metals in the rocks through which the water flows, the colour of the river is red. And for 5,000 years the area around that river has produced some of the most precious minerals that humankind has ever desired – gold, silver and copper among them. The name of that red river? Rio Tinto, of course.

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