Melanie Stutsel

Melanie Stutsel

General Manager Closure - Strategy and Optimisation

Rio Tinto

With more than 25 years’ experience working on sustainable development issues in the resources industry, Melanie is a recognised  industry leader on issues including sustainable development, environmental management, social performance, Indigenous relations and regional development. 

Working as a key partner with Operations, and with strong capability in managing complexity and uncertainty, she leads the development of effective strategies to manage enterprise level material risks, with a current focus on closure liability and legacy management.

A strong advocate for responsible resource development, Melanie leverages partnerships with external stakeholders and opinion leaders to develop new initiatives, and to reform public policy and build capability to drive continuous improvement in environmental and social performance.

Open and receptive to emerging global techniques and technologies, she has an aptitude for finding simple and replicable solutions, and enjoys being involved in cooperative endeavors between business and society that are contemporary and innovative.

Melanie Stutsel