Fortescue has a talented and diverse Board committed to enhancing and protecting the interests of shareholders and other stakeholders and fulfilling a strong governance role over the Company's affairs.



Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest AO, Chairman

Mr Forrest is Fortescue’s Founder and Chairman and has led the Company to its status as the fourth-largest seaborne iron ore producer. Under Mr Forrest, Fortescue has made significant investments in the Australian resources sector of more than US$20 billion and become the lowest cost and most efficient supplier of iron ore into China.

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Mark Barnaba

Mark Barnaba AM, Lead Independent Director and Deputy Chair

A member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Mr Barnaba previously worked for McKinsey and Company and also held several senior executive roles at Macquarie Group where he served as Chairman and Global Head of Natural Resources for Macquarie Capital.

Mark Barnaba AM

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Elizabeth Gaines, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

A highly experienced business leader with extensive international experience as a Chief Executive Officer and group executive, Ms Gaines has a proven track record in financial and operational leadership across a number of industries, including resources, construction and infrastructure, financial services and travel and hospitality.

Elizabeth Gaines

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Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE, Non-Executive Director

Lord Coe is currently a senior advisor with Morgan Stanley & Co International plc and a Non-Executive Director of the Vitality Group of health and life insurance companies. In 2017, he became Chancellor of Loughborough University having previously served as Pro Chancellor of the University.

Lord Sebastian Coe

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Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris OAM, Non-Executive Director

Ms Morris is currently the National Director of Strategy for Cannings Purple, one of Australia’s leading fully-integrated strategic communications consultancies.

Jennifer Morris OAM

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Jean Baderschneider

Dr Jean Baderschneider, Non-Executive Director

A highly regarded leader in both business and civil society, Dr Baderschneider brings 35 years of extensive international experience in procurement, strategic sourcing and supply chain management along with a deep understanding of high-risk operations and locations and complex partnerships.

Dr Jean Baderschneider

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Penny Bingham-Hall

Penny Bingham-Hall, Non-Executive Director

Ms Bingham-Hall brings significant operational skills and experience from executive roles including Head of Strategy at Leighton Holdings (now CIMIC) – Australia’s largest construction, contract mining, infrastructure and property development group – together with 20 years’ experience as a company director.

Penny Bingham-Hall

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Dr Cao Zhiqiang, Non-Executive Director

Dr Cao is currently the Chairman of Hunan Valin Iron and Steel Group Company Ltd and brings extensive experience in technology and steel mill management, along with a deep background in international co-operation.

Dr Cao Zhiqiang

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Dr Ya-Qin Zhang, Non-Executive Director

Dr Zhang retired as President of Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) in 2019, a leading Chinese multinational technology company specialising in Internet-related services, mobility, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

Dr Ya-Qin Zhang

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