Rob Atkinson

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Rob Atkinson was appointed as Chief Executive and Director of the Board of Energy Resources of Australia "in September 2008. Rob joined the Rio Tinto group of companies in 1993 and has held management, operational and corporate roles in the US, UK and Australia.

"Rob came to ERA from the role of General Manager Operations Weipa, Rio Tinto Alcan, where from 2005 he was responsible for managing all aspects of mining and processing operations. From 2001 to 2005 Rob held positions in London and the US with the Office of the Chief Executive and Rio Tinto Energy America. Rob spent much of his early career with Rio Tinto Iron Ore in Western Australia in mining and operations management.

"An Australian resident, Rob was born in the United Kingdom and educated at the Strathclyde University, Rob gained first class Honours for his Bachelor of Engineering degree Mining and Petroleum Engineering, in 1991." [1]

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  1. Rob Atkinson, Energy Resources of Australia, accessed June 1, 2009.