Mr Arnold was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive of ERA in June 2017.

Mr Arnold brings extensive experience to ERA gained over more than 25 years in the resources sector working in operations, commercial, business analysis and major project development roles.  Mr Arnold has worked in the Rio Tinto group since 2001 and was most recently Rio Tinto Aluminium’s Pacific Operations Engineering and Growth team leader. Before joining Rio Tinto, Mr Arnold worked for more than a decade with BHP in operations and corporate roles.

Mr Arnold was a Director of the Queensland Resources Council for over 5 years and as past Chair of the Indigenous Affairs Committee established the annual Queensland Resources Council Indigenous Awards in 2014.