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Diavik Mine Gets First Female President

Dec 19, 2021 5:21 AM   By Rapaport News
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Rio Tinto has appointed Angela Bigg as president and chief operating officer of its Diavik diamond deposit in Canada, the first female to take charge of the mine and its 1,100 employees.

Bigg, who was previously general manager of operations at the site, joined Rio Tinto in 2005, the miner said last week. During her time with the company, she has worked in Mozambique, South Africa and Australia, before moving to Canada to join the Diavik team in 2017 as its vice president of finance.

“Angela has a deep knowledge of our people and our operations, as well as established relationships with local communities,” said Sinead Kaufman, chief executive of Rio Tinto Minerals. “I’m delighted she will be Diavik’s first female president as we continue to focus on supplying customers with high-quality, responsibly sourced Canadian diamonds, while preparing to leave a positive legacy in partnership with our community and government partners.”

In her new position, Bigg will succeed Richard Storrie, who has left the company after 26 years.

Image: Angela Bigg. (Rio Tinto)
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