Rio Tinto names Barbara Levi as group general counsel

The Rio Tinto mining company’s logo is photographed at their annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Reed

The Rio Tinto mining company’s logo is photographed at their annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Reed

(Reuters) – Rio Tinto (RIO.L)(RIO.AX) named Barbara Levi as its new general counsel and group executive on Monday, replacing Philip Richards.

Levi, currently group legal head, M&A and strategic transactions at Novartis, will join the miner on Jan. 1, 2020.

Reporting by Nikhil Kurian Nainan in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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