Andrew Cuthbertson was Executive-Mongolia for the Rio Tinto Group, where he played a critical role establishing Rio Tinto in Mongolia. This included managing external affairs, brand marketing and stakeholder engagement before and during negotiations with the Mongolian Government for an Investment Agreement to develop the Oyu Tolgoi copper project. He was also a founding Director of the Business Council of Mongolia and Chairman of the Mongolian Mining Development Foundation.
More recently, as Vice President Business Sustainability & Improvement with the AngloGold Ashanti Group, Andrew managed and transformed the approach to sustainability and external affairs issues associated with new country entry and priority project developments, across eleven countries on four continents.
Andrew has also been at the forefront of significant copper and gold development projects in Indonesia, PNG, Philippines, and Colombia. He has a M.Sc.(Hons.) degree in Earth Sciences (Geology) from Waikato University, New Zealand, complemented by an MBA degree from the Mt Eliza Business School, Australia.