Australian-based Fortescue Metals Group said Fiona Hick will join the global green energy and resources company as chief executive officer of its Metals group in February 2023. 

Fiona HickHick, who most recently served as executive vice president of Australian Operations at Woodside Energy, will report to the Fortescue board, along with Fortescue Future Industries CEO Mark Hutchinson.

Fortescue said she will deliver its global metals strategy – to be the most successful iron ore operator in the world, to lead exploration and development into critical minerals and rare earths, and to decarbonise Fortescue in partnership with FFI, creating significant additional value for shareholders. 

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I come into this role with an enormous and exciting project pipeline to continue to grow and execute for Fortescue,” Hick said. 

Prior to joining Woodside, Hick worked for five years with Rio Tinto, both in corporate and site-based operational roles in the Pilbara. She is the current president of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia and a member of the Strategic Resources Committee of the University of Western Australia. 

Source: Fortescue Metals Group

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