Matthew Holcz

Managing Director, Pilbara Mines Operations, Rio Tinto

Matthew Holcz was appointed Managing Director, Pilbara Mines Operations (MD PMO) in December 2020 and a member of Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Senior Leadership Team. As MD PMO, he is accountable for the safe, sustainable and efficient operation of Rio Tinto’s 16 iron ore mines across the Pilbara in Western Australia.

With a career spanning more 11 years with Rio Tinto, Matt was held senior leadership positions in operations, projects and commercial across several continents and commodities, including iron ore, copper, nickel and coal.

He was previously Managing Director, Pilbara Integrated Assets, where he was accountable for asset management, sustaining capital, mine technical services, resource development, studies and technology, and Rio Tinto’s Remote Operations Centre.

Matt is an engineering and commerce graduate of the University of Western Australia. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.