Julie Shuttleworth


Julie Shuttleworth was appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Fortescue Metals Group in January 2018.

Julie is a highly experienced mining industry executive with over 23 years’ experience in Australia, China and Tanzania, including 19 years in gold/copper working for Newcrest Mining, Sino Mining and Barrick Gold, and over four years in iron ore with Fortescue. She commenced as General Manager of Fortescue’s Cloudbreak Mine in 2013, and subsequently took up the position of General Manager, Solomon Mine from 2015.

To date, Julie has received numerous accolades including 2011 Australian Mine Manager of the Year, 2012 West Australian Business Woman of the Year, inclusion in the 2013 WIM(UK) 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining, and selection as one of the 2014 Australian Women of Influence.

Julie is a Fellow and Chartered Professional of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and a member of the International Committee of the Society of Mining Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), and the Mining & Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA). Julie also serves on the AusIMM Council for Diversity and Inclusion.

Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Extractive Metallurgy and Chemistry from Murdoch University, as well as Diplomas in Financial Markets and Management. She has attended Harvard Business School and INSEAD Business School and sponsors the Julie Shuttleworth Prize in Mineral Processing at Murdoch University.

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