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.
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.
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.
Sharon Warburton, Deputy Chair
Ms Warburton has extensive experience in the mining, infrastructure and construction sectors. She gained substantial operational, commercial and risk management experience in the global resources sector through her time as an executive at Rio Tinto.
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.
Jennifer Morris OAM, Non-Executive Director
Ms Morris is a former Partner in the Consulting Division of Deloitte, where she specialised in complex large-scale business transformation programs and strategy development. She currently holds a senior position at the Minderoo Foundation as Chief Executive Officer of the Walk Free Foundation.
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.
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.
Dr Ya-Qin Zhang, Non-Executive Director
Dr Zhang is currently President of Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), a leading Chinese multinational technology company specialising in Internet-related services, mobility, artificial intelligence and cloud computing. He has held this position since 2014, and will retire from Baidu in October 2019.