Virginia (Ginny) Flood
Ginny Flood joined Rio Tinto on May 7, 2012. She is based in Ottawa and is responsible to provide strategic leadership for Rio Tinto’s businesses in Canada on national and global matters, aligning the operations and working closely with governments, shareholders, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and other stakeholders.
As vice president, Canada, Ms. Flood is the country head and operates at the centre of a pan-Canadian network of relationship development and advocacy to advance the interests of Rio Tinto’s current and future investments in Canada.
Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Ms. Flood held various senior management roles within the Canadian Federal Government in areas involving responsible resource development.
Ms. Flood is currently on the Executive and the Board of Directors for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (chairs the Board’s International Strategic Advisory Committee) and on the Advisory Committee for Power of Canada. As well, she is an active member of the Canadian Mining Association of Canada and was a Rio Tinto representative on the Turquoise Hill Resources Board of Directors from May 2013 to May 2014.
Ms. Flood has a Queen’s University Executive MBA and studied Business Administration at the University of Prince Edward Island.