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AusIMM announces partnership with Fortescue Metals Group and Fortescue Future Industries

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AusIMM has officially launched a two-year major partnership with Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) and Fortescue Future Industries (FFI). 

The partnership is built on a program of work to strengthen capabilities and support professional development; contribute to thought leadership and critical conversations and support initiatives that champion an inclusive and diverse workforce.


Stephen Durkin, AusIMM CEO; Jackie Oates, Fortescue General Manager Leadership and Talent; Zara Fisher, Fortescue General Manager Asset Management and Utilities; Alison Muir, AusIMM Head of WA Stakeholder Engagement and Partnerships; Dino Otranto, Fortescue Chief Operating Officer Iron Ore; and Dave Clark, AusIMM President. 

Established in 2003, Fortescue is a proud West Australian company, recognised for its culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure and mining assets. Together with FFI, Fortescue is transitioning to a vertically integrated green energy and resources company.

AusIMM and Fortescue have a history of collaboration and this partnership creates additional opportunities to progress their commitments to industry best practice and innovation in the resources sector.

As the peak body representing resources professionals, AusIMM CEO Stephen Durkin welcomed the partnership stating it demonstrated a mutual commitment to professional development, strong values and ethical industry standards.

“Partnering and collaborating with Fortescue and FFI, enables a co-ordinated approach to advancing initiatives that further support the mining workforce and the resources sector,” said Mr Durkin.

“Through this exciting partnership, AusIMM can continue to build a sector that embraces the diversity and capability of all people working in mining championing professionals through all stages of their careers.”

Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines said, “Fortescue and FFI are pleased to be partnering with AusIMM, further enhancing our existing professional development opportunities and initiatives that promote an inclusive and diverse workplace.

“At Fortescue, we believe in investing in the growth of our people, whose commitment to our unique values and culture have been the key to our success.”

More information on Fortescue and FFI can be found at

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