Dominic Barton is the chair of Rio Tinto.
Previously, he served as Canadian ambassador to China and was the global managing partner emeritus of McKinsey, leading the firm’s focus on the future of capitalism and the role business leadership can play in creating long-term social and economic value. Before becoming a managing partner, Dominic served as McKinsey’s chairman in Asia from 2004 to 2009. He also headed McKinsey’s office in Korea from 2000 to 2004.
Dominic is the chair of the Canadian Minister of Finance’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth and the chair of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council. He is also a trustee of the Brookings Institution, a Rhodes trustee, an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and a board member of FCLT Global (Focusing Capital on the Long Term).
Dominic has authored more than 80 articles. He is a coauthor, with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson, of Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises (Wiley & Sons, 2002), the author of China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007), a co-author, with Dezso Horvath and Matthias Kipping, of Re-Imagining Capitalism: Building a Responsible Long-Term Model(Oxford University Press, 2016) and a coauthor, with Ram Charan and Dennis Carey, of Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018).
He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA Honors in economics and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford University.