Rick Willmott

Chief Operating Officer, Charles Sturt University

Rick Willmott was born in the Hunter Valley and attended the University of Newcastle. 

Rick has over 25 years in executive leadership experience with leading global corporations including Pechiney, United Technologies Corporation and Rio Tinto PLC. During his career Rick has held a number of regional and global executive roles including Head of Employee Relations for Rio Tinto Plc, Director of Human Resources and Business Transformation for United Technologies EMEA and Global Director for Organisational Development for United Technologies Corporation. 

Rick has lived and worked in Europe, North America and Asia often leading large scale business transformation and development programs. In 2010 Rick was awarded the United Technologies President’s award for the Australasian business transformation.