Dominic Barton

Chairman, Rio Tinto
Chairman, LeapFrog Investments

Dominic Barton is a global business leader, with a deep insight into geopolitics, corporate sustainability and governance. He serves as Chairman of Rio Tinto, a leading global miner, and LeapFrog Investments, a pioneer of impact investing. Most recently, he was Canadian Ambassador to China.  

Dominic spent over 30 years at McKinsey & Company, including nine years as Global Managing Partner from 2009 to 2018. He was also Asia Chairman for McKinsey between 2004 and 2009.

He has also served as Chairman of Teck Resources and as Non-Executive Director at the Singtel Group in Singapore and Investor AB in Sweden. He was also a board member of the Olayan Group, a private family-owned company.

Dominic has a keen interest in developing responsible investing strategies and impact investment metrics that stretches back decades. He was one of several co-founders of the non-profit organisation Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLT Global), which has a mission to focus capital on the long term to support a sustainable economy. He was also Chairman of the IIRC, the benchmark global accounting standard for purpose-driven investments.

Over the course of his career, Dominic has authored more than 80 articles on the role of business in society, leadership, financial services, Asia, history, and the issues and opportunities facing markets worldwide.