Mr Gerard Danckert

Gerard Danckert is General Manager, Strategy for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore product group and has been with Rio Tinto since 2003. Whilst with Rio Tinto Gerard has held senior leadership roles in Resource Development, Operations and Mine Planning and Technology and Innovation; including leading the design and implementation of Rio Tinto’s innovative Operations Centre and Integrated Planning facility. Before joining Rio Tinto, Gerard spent 20 years in operations management and technical leadership roles in the alumina, gold and iron ore industries.

He is currently working with Rio Tinto’s iron ore executive committee and is accountable for the product group’s strategy, delivered through iron ore’s industry leadership programme. Gerard also has accountability for joint venture strategy and Rio Tinto’s Indian iron ore project in Odisha.

Gerard is a mining engineer with an MBA from the University of Western Australia. He is a member of the governing board of Mining Education Australia, a member of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA), chair of the mining theme advisory committee.