Sharon Warburton

Non-executive Director

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Sharon joined the Board in August 2019 and was appointed Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee in November 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Business Law) from Curtin University, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a graduate of the AICD.

Sharon has extensive board and executive experience in corporate strategy, business operations, finance, accounting and risk management, particularly in the resources, construction and infrastructure sectors, along with significant expertise in governance and remuneration.

She is currently a director and Co-Deputy Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group and a director of Gold Road Resources, NEXTDC and Worley. She has also been a part time member of the Takeovers Panel since 2015 and was recently appointed an Adjunct Professor of Curtin University’s Faculty of Business and Law.

Sharon’s previous board experience includes as a director of Western Power and Chairman of the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility.

In her executive career, Sharon was previously Executive Director Strategy and Finance, at Brookfield Multiplex, and before that held senior management roles with ALDAR Properties PJSC in the United Arab Emirates, Citigroup in Sydney and Rio Tinto in London and Perth.

She is also active in the not-for-profit sector including as a director of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. In 2014, she was awarded WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year.

Wesfarmers Committee Memberships:
Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee.