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Jacques gone as Rio Tinto heads roll

Three of Rio Tinto’s most senior executives, including CEO J-S Jacques, will leave the company amid mounting pressure from investors over the handling of the Juukan Gorge cave blast.

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Rio Tinto CEO J-S Jacques with a traditional owner at the Amrun mine in Queensland

Jacques will step down from his role as an executive director and CEO of Rio, but will remain in the role until the appointment of his successor or March 31, 2021, whichever is earlier.