Lonmin poaches Rio veteran

Mining giant Lonmin has appointed Jonathan Leslie, the former mining director of Rio Tinto who spent 26 years at the group, as a non-executive director on its board. Leslie, 58, also served as chief executive of Rio&rsquo;s copper and diamonds &amp; gold arms. The barrister left Rio in 2003 to become chief executive of South African coated fine paper producer Sappi. In 2006 he was made an executive chairman at Aim-listed Nikanor. <br />