Women in Leadership: Toro Energy MD Vanessa Guthrie

Event Date: 
15 October 2013
Parmelia Hilton Perth
14 Mill Street


Dr Vanessa Guthrie, Managing Director

Dr Vanessa Guthrie has qualifications in geology, environment and business management which
includes a Bachelor of Science with Honours, a Doctor of Philosophy (Geology), and Diplomas in
Natural Resources, Business Management and Law. Dr Guthrie's doctorate was completed under
an Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering post-graduate scholarship, and she
was the recipient of a six month Fellowship with France's Commissariat a l"Energie Atomique.

Dr Guthrie is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, was a former Director
of uranium explorer, Nova Energy, and is currently a Non-Executive Director at Reed Resources
Limited and the Water Corporation, and is on the Council of Scotch College.

She is one of Western Australia's foremost resources sector executives, with over 25 years
experience in mining operations, company strategy, sustainability, indigenous affairs and
environment. She is a former mine manager for WA's Huntly bauxite mine at Dwellingup,
Sustainability Manager for Alcoa World Alumina Australia and former Vice President for
Sustainable Development with Woodside Energy. She has held previous roles with RGC
Limited, Pasminco Limited and WMC overseeing environmental management of mining
and refining operations in gold, nickel and base metals, including those in the Northern

Most recently, she was Chief Executive of Wellard Enterprises, a group which provided
communications, control systems and consultancy services to mining, port and
infrastructure providers in Western Australia, Queensland and throughout South East Asia.

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
08 9325 9540
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