Dr Vanessa Guthrie
Hon DSc, PhD, BSc (Hons), Dip. Nat. Res., Dip. Bus. Mgt., Dip. Comm. Res. Law, MAICD FTSE
Dr Vanessa Guthrie is a highly accomplished Executive and Director with a career spanning
thirty years in the resources sector, in diverse roles across gold, base metals, aluminium, oil
and gas and uranium projects and operations. Vanessa has qualifications in geology,
environment, law and business management including a PhD in Geology. She was awarded an
Honorary Doctor of Science from Curtin University in 2017 for her contribution to
sustainability, innovation and policy leadership in the resources industry.
Vanessa is the Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia, Deputy Chair of the WACA, a
Non-Executive Director of Santos Limited, Adelaide Brighton Limited, and the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation and Council Member of Curtin University. She is an active
member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chief Executive Women
(CEW), and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
In 2013, Vanessa was recognised by the mining industry as the Outstanding Professional
Woman from the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy and was one of the world’s Top 100
list of inspirational women in mining globally.