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Chief Human Resources and Commercial Officer, South32

Mentors in Perth

Katie Tovich

Chief Human Resources and Commercial Officer


Katie Tovich joined South32 in 2015 and became the Chief Human Resources and Commercial Officer in April 2023, with responsibility for the Human Resources, Marketing and Supply functions. Katie was the Chief Financial Officer from May 2019 to March 2023 and prior to this role, was Vice President Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations, as well as Head of Treasury.

Katie brings more than 25 years of global experience in the resources sector. Before joining South32, she held senior finance and marketing roles at BHP in Australia and Asia, including Vice President of Corporate Finance, Head of Finance Worsley Alumina and Vice President of Finance Marketing – Carbon Steel Materials. Earlier in her mining career, she held finance and marketing leadership positions at WMC Resources Limited in Australia and North America.

Katie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania, is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Katie has a Canadian husband Ken, two daughters Georgia and Lara, and two dogs. She is passionate about enabling women to see and reach their full potential and currently enjoys hiking, gardening and volunteering for the Bibbulmun Track Foundation.

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