Dave S. Andrews, is Head of Exploration for the Growth & Innovation group. In this role, Dave leads the global exploration team operating in 17 countries. Exploration is accountable for the multi-commodity greenfield exploration program and a significant proportion of brownfield exploration.
Dave has been with Rio Tinto for more than 30 years and has experience exploring for copper, gold, iron ore, bauxite, uranium, coal, heavy minerals and diamonds in Australasia, Europe, North and South America. Before his role as Head of Exploration, Dave was the Exploration director for the Americas. In this role, Dave was responsible for all of the exploration activities across both North and South America. Dave played a leading role in the discovery of the Resolution copper deposit in Arizona.