Non Executive Director
Mining & Energy
Fiona is a practicing non-executive director specialising in the resources sector. She has over 40 years’ experience in corporate finance, including 30 years working with emerging and mid-tier resource companies as a banker, chief financial officer and non-executive director, successfully guiding growth-oriented resource companies through the transition from entrepreneurial junior to ASX 200 producer.
After graduating with a degree in geology, she joined The Chase Manhattan Bank in London. Her early career included corporate banking, risk management and resource industry financing roles over 14 years with Chase in London, New York and Sydney, followed by 8 years with gold explorer and producer, Delta Gold Limited as CFO. Fiona then transitioned to a more flexible (family friendly) role as consulting CFO to various emerging ASX-listed mining and oil and gas companies. This led to her appointment as a non-executive director of upstream oil and gas explorer and producer, Drillsearch Energy Limited in 2009.
In her CFO and NED roles Fiona has been involved in projects in Australia, Asia, Africa and the USA.
Currently, she is a non-executive director of ASX-listed Whitehaven Coal Limited and of Heron Resources Limited, which is developing the Woodlawn Mine in NSW.
Fiona has played an active role in AusIMM’s WIMnet, sitting on the national WIMnet committee from 2012-2017 and chairing WIMnet NSW, the state-based networking and mentoring arm, from 2012-2015. She continues her involvement in co-ordinating WIMnet’s very successful mentoring program in NSW.
Recently Fiona was named 2017 Gender Diversity Champion in Australian Resources by WIRNA (Women in Mining and Resources National Awards), and 2017 Gender Diversity Champion in NSW Mining in the NSW Minerals’ Council’s Women in Mining Awards.