Fortescue CEO Fiona Hick resigns after six months in role

Fiona Hick in powder blue jacket smiling in front of greenery (fortescue)
Fiona Hick (Image: Fortescue)

After just six months as Fortescue Metals Group CEO, Fiona Hick has resigned in what the company says is a “joint decision” with the Board.

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Hick—the latest in a string of senior execs to leave the business in the past two years— replaced Fortescue’s former CEO Elizabeth Gaines, who left in December 2021.

“Fiona Hick has made a joint decision with the Fortescue Board to leave the company and leaves it in very good hands,” the company said in a statement.

“The departure of Fiona has been both friendly and mutual and we warmly wish her the best for her future.”

The company said Hick would be replaced by current chief operating officer (iron ore) Dino Ortranto.

Fortescue chairman and founder Dr Andrew Forrest AO said, “We thank Fiona for her valuable efforts since joining Fortescue just under six months ago and wish her all the best with her future pursuits.

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“We welcome Dino to the role of chief executive officer where he will continue to lead and grow the Metals business, deliver our major project in Gabon and execute our decarbonisation plan.”

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