Richard Sykes

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Richard Sykes

"Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since 1997. Sir Richard was appointed the senior non executive director in 2005 and is chairman of the Remuneration committee. He was last re-elected by shareholders in 2004 and although Sir Richard is standing for re-election for a further term of office in 2007, his intention is to retire after the annual general meetings in 2008 (notes b, c and e).

"Skills and experience: After reading microbiology at the University of London, Sir Richard obtained doctorates in microbial chemistry and in science from the University of Bristol and the University of London respectively. A former chairman of GlaxoSmithKline plc, Sir Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is currently Rector of Imperial College, London." [1]

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  1. Richard Sykes, Rio Tinto, accessed April 29, 2008.
  2. Advisory Council, LEAD International, accessed April 22, 2009.
  3. Directors, NHS London, accessed July 17, 2010.
  4. Richard Sykes, Rio Tinto, accessed April 29, 2008.