Andrew FORREST
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Andrew FORREST

Chairman, Fortescue Metals Group?

Chairman, Minderoo Group

Mr. Forrest is Australia’s biggest and most active philanthropist and one of the most effective business leaders of his generation. As Fortescue’s Founder and Chairman, he has led the company from inception to its Top 20 status in the Australian economy, during which time Fortescue invested more than US$20 billion in the resources sector. In 2001, Mr. Forrest co-founded the Minderoo Foundation with his wife Nicola, which has supported over 250 initiatives across Australia and internationally in pursuit of a range of causes. In May 2017, Andrew and Nicola Forrest announced one of Australia’s largest private philanthropic donations of AU$400 million.

Mr. Forrest was awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Western Australia, is an Adjunct Professor of the Central South University in China, a lifetime Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a leading global representative of the resources sector. He is Co-Chairman of the Senior Business Leaders' Forum, the leading formal dialogue for China and Australia's most senior business leaders. Mr. Forrest is Global Patron of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, recipient of the Order of Australia Medal and the Australian Sports Medal and Vice-Patron of the SAS Resources Fund. He is also a Councilor of the Global Citizen Commission, which made a series of human rights recommendations to update the Universal Declaration of Human Rights presented to the United Nations Secretary General in April 2016. Mr. Forrest was appointed in 2013 by the Prime Minister and Cabinet of Australia, to Chair the Review of Indigenous Training and Employment Programs, with the specific aim of ending Indigenous disparity through employment. He was named the 2014 Business Leader of the Year at the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia Pinnacle Awards and was Western Australia’s 2017 Australian of the Year for his outstanding contribution to the community.

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