Elizabeth Gaines is a businessman and entrepreneur from Australia who was the CEO of Fortescue Metals Group. She became the company’s first female CEO when she took the position in 2018.
Elizabeth is leaving FMG because the company is reinventing itself with green energy and a vertically integrated resources group. A global search for a new CEO is currently underway.
Elizabeth Gaines steps down as CEO of Fortescue Metals Group
Elizabeth Gaines will step down as CEO of iron ore miner Fortescue Metals, as the Andrew Forrest-controlled conglomerate strives to become a vertically integrated green energy and resources group.
Ms. Gaines will become an ambassador for the company’s global green hydrogen brand and will continue to serve on the Fortescue board as a non-executive director. She will be a part of the worldwide search for her replacement. Since Ms. Gaines took over as CEO of Fortescue in February 2018, the company’s share price has quadrupled. In early trading on Friday, shares were down 1.21 percent to $18.02. Fortescue’s shareholders have increased from 35,000 to 170,000 since 2019, more than doubling since December.
Dr. Forrest described the company as “extremely fortunate” to have had “one of Australia’s truly inspiring leaders” at the helm for the past three years.
Elizabeth Gaines Age, Date of Birth, Birthday, Family, what about her father, mother, where is she from? Early Life
Elizabeth Gaines is 57 years old. She was born in 1964 in Kimberley, Western Australia. She was born to her parents Pat and Brian Gaines. Her father was a local headmaster. In 1960, he moved his family to Western Australia.
She spent the majority of her childhood in Halls Creek, Western Australia’s northeastern corner, among the Aboriginal population. She lived on the outskirts of Perth Hills as well. Elizabeth was athletic, outgoing, and musically gifted as a child. In her class, she was the only non-Aboriginal student.
Elizabeth Gaines Career, what is her profession?
From 1997 to 2005, Gaines was the CEO of Heytesbury Pty. Ltd. She was also the CFO for Stella Group and Entertainment Rights. Gaines joined the travel company Helloworld in 2008. She was the company’s CFO before being named CEO in April 2014. She resigned as CEO of Helloworld in June 2015.
Gaines joined the Fortescue board of directors in 2013, while still serving as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Helloworld. She was the first female non-executive director at the company. Gaines succeeded Nev Power as CEO of Fortescue in November 2017. She was Fortescue’s chief financial officer prior to becoming CEO.
Which school and college did she go to? What was her major?
Gaines completed her schooling at Perth Modern School.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Curtin University and a master’s degree in applied finance from Macquarie University.
Elizabeth Gaines Net worth, how much does she earn?
Elizabeth Gaines’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 Million.
She was the CEO of the company; we assume she lives a luxurious life.
Elizabeth Gaines husband, What about her relationship?
Elizabeth Gaines is married to his husband, Kevin. They have a good married life.
Both Kevin and Elizabeth support each other for their growth. However, we don’t have any information regarding their children.
Is Elizabeth Gaines available on any kind of social media platform?
Currently, we don’t have any information regarding her social media handles. We will update this section as soon as the information is out.
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