AROSE has appointed Stephen McIntosh, former Rio Tinto Group Executive for Growth and Innovation, to its Board of Directors.
A geophysicist by training, Stephen has led teams working across every part of the mining value chain for more than 30 years. He also has a long and deep association with academia and research organisations.
AROSE Chair, David Flanagan AM CitWA, announced the Board appointment saying:
“With a successful career spanning more than three decades in the resources sector, Stephen brings to AROSE unique insights into harnessing technology and innovation, and the transformative power of digital and data science.”
“Stephen’s knowledge and insights, combined with a deep understanding of technology development and deployment, will be invaluable reference points for AROSE as we work to transform industries through Remote Operations.”
“As AROSE also works to secure Australia’s place in the international Space sector, Stephen’s expertise will help us translate and transfer our Remote Operations capabilities on Earth, for applications in Space.”
Stephen retired from Rio Tinto at the end of 2020 after more than 33 years with the group. In his final role as Group Executive for Growth and Innovation, Stephen oversaw staff and operations in more than 30 countries. His remit covered most of Rio Tinto’s global technical functions such as exploration, construction, technical services, Information Technology, data science, robotics and automation, and Research and Development.
The Board and staff of AROSE welcome Stephen and look forward to the contribution he can make toward the AROSE vision of unifying Australia’s remote operations capabilities for Space and Earth applications.