Leadership

Nigel Ian Steward
Managing Director

Nigel serves as Rio Tinto Kennecott’s managing director where he oversees all aspects of the business. In his previous role, Nigel served as senior vice president of the technology and supply chain business unit for Rio Tinto Alcan. This role ensured the supply of lowest-cost and highest-value creating technologies, know-how, raw materials, energy, and provided profitable sales of our technologies, products and services to Rio Tinto Alcan worldwide. Nigel has worked for Rio Tinto Alcan for 26 years holding various operational and functional positions in the fields of research and development, environment and technical management, regional industrial development, technology sales, and operational excellence and climate change in Europe and Canada. Nigel holds a BSc(eng) in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Imperial College, London, UK. He also has a PhD in Materials Science from Imperial College, and is an Associate of the Royal School of Mines. Nigel also holds an MBA from Queen’s University, Canada.