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Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

Keynote speaker

Rowena Smith

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Strategic Materials


Rowena was appointed ASM Managing Director in March 2023 and had been Chief Executive Officer since July 2022.  Rowena joined ASM in July 2021 as Chief Operating Officer. She has over 30 years experience in the mining and minerals processing sector, including in a range of senior roles in strategy, operations and commercial. 

Prior to joining ASM, Rowena was Chief Sustainability Officer at South32, accountable for sustainability strategy, risk management and HSE business processes. Other past roles include Vice President Supply at South32, General Manager BHP’s Kwinana Nickel Refinery, and operational leadership roles within Rio Tinto’s aluminium smelting business.

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