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CEO, Fortescue Future Industries

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Julie Shuttleworth


Fortescue Future Industries

Julie Shuttleworth commenced as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in February 2018 and appointed CEO Fortescue Future Industries in August 2020.

Having joined Fortescue in 2013, Ms Shuttleworth has held General Manager roles at both Fortescue’s Cloudbreak and Solomon mines.

Ms Shuttleworth holds a double major in Extractive Metallurgy and Chemistry from Murdoch University and has 26 years’ experience in the mining industry in Australia, China, Tanzania and South America, including 19 years in gold/copper working for Newcrest Mining, Sino Mining and Barrick Gold, and seven years' iron ore experience with Fortescue.

Ms Shuttleworth is a Fellow and Chartered Professional of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a Member of Chief Executive Women (CEW), a Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust) and on the International Committee of the Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). She has attended Harvard Business School and INSEAD Business School, holds Diplomas in Financial Markets and Management, and sponsors the Julie Shuttleworth Prize in Mineral Processing at Murdoch University.

Julie has received numerous accolades including 2011 Australian Mine Manager of the Year, 2012 West Australian Businesswoman of the Year, she is listed in the 2013 WIM(UK) 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, and one of the 2014 Australian Women of Influence.

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