Chris Anderson commenced with Rio Tinto in September 2011. He is the strategy leader and corporate functional lead for Communities in the Americas, with a particular focus on Indigenous communities. He also contributes to Indigenous communities work worldwide and provides advice and support to operations on Rio Tinto standards on Communities practice, in particular contributing to the Group’s Community agreement-making innovation and implementation. He is the current chair of the International Council on Mining and Metals Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples working group. Anderson previously served as Director, Corporate and External Affairs, Africa for Newmont Mining Corporation and as Group Executive Social Responsibility in Newmont’s head office in Denver, Colorado.