Fortescue Metals Group announced that Mrs Fiona Hick, most recently Executive Vice President Australian Operations of Woodside Energy, will join Fortescue as Chief Executive Officer of Fortescue Metals in February 2023. Fiona will report to the Fortescue Board, along with Fortescue Future Industries CEO, Mr Mark Hutchinson. Fiona, along with Mark, will lead Fortescue in its transition to a truly global green metals and energy company. Fiona will deliver Fortescue's global metals strategy – to be the most successful iron ore operator in the world, to lead exploration and development into critical minerals and rare earths, and to decarbonise Fortescue in partnership with FFI, creating significant additional value for shareholders. Fiona is a very experienced executive having held several senior operational leadership roles in Woodside Energy over the last 20 years including in engineering; health, safety, environment and quality and strategy, planning and analysis. She is responsible for all of Woodside’s operations across Australia including operating and assimilating into Woodside the Australian energy assets of BHP. Fiona is the current President of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia, a Member of the Strategic Resources Committee of the University of Western Australia, and a past Chair of the Environmental Science Committee of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Energy Studies from Murdoch University and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Western Australia. She is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers. She won the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia's Outstanding Woman in Resources Award. Prior to joining Woodside, Fiona worked for five years with Rio Tinto, both in corporate and site-based operational roles in the Pilbara.