Exploration Director – Africa-Eurasia. Growth & Innovation
Ken Tainton is the Exploration Director for Africa-Eurasia and is responsible for development and execution for early stage exploration programmes in Southern and Central Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Ken has been with Rio Tinto for 13 years and has worked for Rio Tinto Diamonds and RTX in Australia, Singapore and the UK. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Ken held technical management and service delivery roles with De Beers in South Africa and Brazil.
Ken holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Natal in South Africa and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Global Exploration – Trends and Vision