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Rio Tinto chairman steps down amid 'deep regret'

Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson has informed the board he will step down next year.

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Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson

Thompson will not seek re-election as a director at the 2022 annual general meetings.

Thompson, a former geologist and investment banker, joined the board of Rio in 2014 and became chairman in 2017.