Alan Cransberg is a prominent Australian businessman and a former Australian rules footballer who chaired the West Coast Eagles AFL team.
Mr Cransberg graduated from the University of WA with an honours degree in Civil Engineering, following which he joined Alcoa in various roles including a stint in the USA. During his 36-year tenure, Mr Cransberg was involved in managing mining, refining, smelting and technology activities in Australia before continuing his career in the US with responsibility for global metals manufacturing. He returned to Australia in 2008 as managing director of Alcoa Australia and president of global refining before retiring in 2016.
Mr Cransberg has also served in leadership positions on a number of boards including the Wirrpanda Foundation and Corporation, Black Swan State Theatre Company, John Swire and Sons, the UWA Business School, SAS Resources Trust, Ace Mining Solution, and Wesfarmers.
He was a founding director of The Foundation for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Their Children (now ‘Our Watch’), a founding member of the CEOs For Gender Equity, and has extensive experience and a passion for projects to improve gender equity.