Judy Brown is chief advisor on external affairs for Asia Pacific and Latin America at Rio Tinto. In this role, she leads a team that develops and manages external affairs strategies to support Rio Tinto’s commercial goals in the regions. Prior to this role, Brown was the chief advisor on stakeholder engagement for the Rio Tinto Group. In 2004, she became head of Rio Tinto Minerals’ Government Affairs and Communities team where she directed political strategy and policy development at the local and national levels in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Brown began her career at Rio Tinto in 2000 as the director of federal government relations in the Washington, DC office. Prior to joining the Rio Tinto group, she held position at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, with special focus on mineral, forest policy, and public land issues.