Colin Nexhip

General Manager
Rio Tinto
Colin Nexhip
Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

Colin Nexhip is General Manager with Rio Tinto – Kennecott Utah Copper. He moved to Salt Lake City with his wife and two children back in 2008, and is originally from Melbourne, Australia. He has over 20 years of experience in the mining and minerals industry. Colin’s initial career spanned working for the Australian Government as a Research Engineer in the field of minerals and metallurgy, and during this time was also awarded several academic fellowships. After joining Rio Tinto in 2003, Colin managed a team of engineers working on projects supporting different Rio Tinto operations around the world, and also managed the Graduate Development Program which involved recruiting, developing and also transferring mining industry Graduates from Australia to other parts of the world. Colin holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors, both from the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Bachelor of Education degree and is a qualified science teacher.