Australia's Unsung Hero, The Pilbara
Andrew Forrest is currently CEO and the major shareholder of Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) Ltd, the company developing the Pilbara Iron Ore and Infrastructure Project. Fortescue’s ambitious plans would transform the Pilbara by introducing a third major producer and exporter to the iron ore industry.
After starting his career in investment banking, Andrew Forrest founded Anaconda Nickel Ltd, now known as Minara Resources, where as Chief Executive he was responsible for delivering the giant Murrin Murrin nickel project.
He has also been a Director of Australia’s Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, Executive Councillor for the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy and Chairman of Athletics Australia.
In addition to his role as CEO at FMG, Mr Forrest maintains non-executive interests in the developing resource sector and charitable groups: he is currently Chairman of Moly Mines Ltd, Chairman of the Australian Children Trust and Chairman of Siberia Mining Corporation Limited, soon to merge with Monarch Resources Limited, where he has been invited to join the Monarch Board as a non-executive Director.