Alan Chirgwin

Vice President Sales and Marketing, Copper and Diamonds

Alan Chirgwin was appointed as Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Copper and Diamonds for Rio Tinto in April 2017. In this role, Alan leads all commercial initiatives for copper and diamonds, including sales and marketing, supply chain management and product stewardship efforts.


Alan is an experienced mining executive with a proven track record in senior commercial roles with internationalresponsibility. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Alan served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BHP Billiton’s iron ore business. This following a series of leadership roles in Health, Safety and Environment, Operations, and Sales and Marketing across BHP Billiton’s product groups in Australia, The Netherlands and Singapore.


Alan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry and has completed postgraduate studies in Environmental Law from James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia