Elizabeth Gaines was appointed as chief executive of Fortescue Metals in 2018 having joined the company in 2013 as first non-executive director and then chief financial officer. Photo: Getty ImagesElizabeth Gaines was appointed as chief executive of Fortescue Metals in 2018 having joined the company in 2013 as first non-executive director and then chief financial officer. Photo: Getty Images
Elizabeth Gaines was appointed as chief executive of Fortescue Metals in 2018 having joined the company in 2013 as first non-executive director and then chief financial officer. Photo: Getty Images

Elizabeth Gaines: Fortescue Metals’ first female CEO talks guiding the Australian iron ore miner through the coronavirus crisis

  • Perth-born Elizabeth Gaines was appointed as the first female CEO of Australia’s Fortescue Metals in 2018
  • The 56-year-old is one of only 12 female CEOs of Australia’s top 200 companies, but feels that allowed her to bring a different approach to dealing with the coronavirus
Topic |   Australia
Elizabeth Gaines was appointed as chief executive of Fortescue Metals in 2018 having joined the company in 2013 as first non-executive director and then chief financial officer. Photo: Getty ImagesElizabeth Gaines was appointed as chief executive of Fortescue Metals in 2018 having joined the company in 2013 as first non-executive director and then chief financial officer. Photo: Getty Images
Elizabeth Gaines was appointed as chief executive of Fortescue Metals in 2018 having joined the company in 2013 as first non-executive director and then chief financial officer. Photo: Getty Images
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