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Andrew Forrest

Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group, and Minderoo Foundation
Founder and Executive Chairman
Dr Andrew Forrest has led Fortescue as Founder and Executive Chairman, to become a top ten ASX listed natural resources company, investing more than US$30 billion in the resources sector. Dr Forrest is Australia’s most active philanthropist and one of the most effective business leaders of his generation. In 2001, Dr Forrest co-founded the Minderoo Foundation with his wife Nicola, having now donated more than $2.7 billion internationally in pursuit of a range of causes including modern slavery, ocean health, and disaster resilience. Dr Forrest recently completed a PhD in Marine Ecology and is passionate about ocean conservation.