Elizabeth Gaines, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Ms Gaines has led Fortescue Metals Group Ltd as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director since February 2018 after joining the Executive Team as Chief Financial Officer in February 2017 and serving on the Fortescue Board as a Non-Executive Director since 2013.
Ian Wells, Chief Financial Officer
Mr Wells commenced as Chief Financial Officer in February 2018 having responsibility for the Fortescue Group capital management strategy, core finance functions including reporting, tax and treasury, together with Group procurement and logistics, and technology and autonomy.
Dino Otranto, Chief Operating Officer Iron Ore
Mr Otranto joined Fortescue in October 2021 as Chief Operating Officer Iron Ore. He has two decades of experience in the resources industry, spanning various commodities and operations across the globe.
With significant leadership experience in operational, technical and financial roles, Mr Otranto brings a wealth of industry knowledge to Fortescue and a strong focus on safety leadership and employee engagement.
A proud West Australian, Mr Otranto holds qualifications in Science, Engineering and Finance.
Derek Brown, Director Projects
Mr Brown was appointed Director Projects in February 2021, responsible for managing Fortescue’s major project portfolio including the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project and Pilbara Energy Connect.
Mr Brown joined Fortescue in mid-2017 leading the asset management and reliability team, before moving to the role of General Manager at Fortescue’s Cloudbreak site. In 2020, he was appointed General Manager at Solomon, successfully leading organisational culture, operational effectiveness, business improvement and infrastructure management for the Solomon Hub.
He brings more than 35 years of mining sector experience across senior operational roles with extensive experience in general management, operations, project delivery and mechanical engineering.
Warren Fish, Director Communities, Environment and Government
Mr Fish joined Fortescue as Director Communities, Environment and Government in December 2021.
Having overseen a range of successful major infrastructure projects with resources and energy companies in Australia and internationally, Mr Fish brings more than 25 years of experience across heritage, native title and Indigenous affairs, government relations and health, safety and environment roles.
Mr Fish holds a Master of Arts in Archaeology from the University of Witwatersrand.
Danny Goeman, Director Sales and Marketing
Mr Goeman was appointed Director Sales and Marketing in August 2018.
Mr Goeman has more than 25 years of experience in management, sales and marketing, strategy development and high level commercial negotiations, including more than 20 years with the Rio Tinto group of companies.
Mr Goeman has a wealth of experience in leading commercial transactions in different geographies, including Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa, and has experience in a range of commodities including diamonds, iron ore, coal and potash. Mr Goeman has a Master's degree in Business Administration.
Peter Huston, Director Corporate, Legal and Strategy
Mr Huston joined Fortescue in 2005 and has over 20 years’ experience in legal and corporate advisory roles. Prior to joining Fortescue, Mr Huston spent 12 years as a Partner of the law firm now known as Norton Rose Fulbright. He then spent over a decade in Activist Private Equity as an Executive Director at Troika Securities Limited.
Mr Huston is admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Federal and High Court of Australia and has a Bachelor of Jurisprudence, Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Laws.
Adam Meyer, Director Health and Safety
Mr Meyer was appointed Director Health and Safety in November 2021 after joining Fortescue in 2008.
Mr Meyer has held a number of leadership roles at Fortescue including, Manager Health and Safety Operations and Manager Health, Safety, Environment and Security at Fortescue’s Hedland and Chichester Hub Operations.
Prior to this, Mr Meyer spent 14 years in environmental management and protection roles for the Western Australian Government.
Linda O’Farrell, Director Fortescue People
Ms O’Farrell joined Fortescue in October 2013 as Group Manager Fortescue People, joining the Executive team in December 2014.
Having held a number of executive human resources roles in major Australian resource companies, Ms O’Farrell brings deep experience in strategic people management, diversity and Aboriginal employment.
Ms O’Farrell holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours in Industrial Relations) from the University of Western Australia. She is a Director at the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia, the Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA) and Lifeline Australia.
Paul Shillington, Chief General Counsel
Mr Shillington was appointed Chief General Counsel of Fortescue Metals Group in March 2022. Prior to joining Fortescue, Mr Shillington was a partner at the global law firm Hogan Lovells, in the infrastructure, energy, resources and projects group.
Mr Shillington is a corporate and transactional lawyer with over 25 years of experience working in the resources and energy sector, both in-house and as an external legal and commercial advisor on projects spanning Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, based out of Perth, Paris and Geneva.
Mr Shillington is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Federal and High Court of Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia.