Dr Vanessa Guthrie

Councillor

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 was the MD & CEO of ASX-listed Toro Energy, and is currently Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia, Deputy Chair of the WACA and a Non-Executive Director of Santos Limited and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 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 (ATSE). 

In 2013, Vanessa was recognised by the mining industry as the Outstanding Professional Woman from the WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy and was listed as one of the world’s Top 100 inspirational women in mining globally.