Managing Director, Toro Energy Ltd
As Managing Director of Toro Energy Ltd, Dr. Vanessa Guthrie is a nationally-recognised business leader in the Australian uranium development space. Since joining Toro, Vanessa has been leading the company’s development of the flagship Wiluna Uranium Project, requiring negotiation and interaction with Federal, State and Local Governments, traditional owners and community groups, and international negotiations for the investment in, and the sale of uranium to the nuclear power sector.
Prior to taking up her role with Toro, Vanessa worked at an executive level with companies such as Woodside Energy Ltd, Alcoa World Alumina Australia and WMC Resources, and across a range of commodities, including nickel, gold, alumina, lead/zinc, copper, tin, oil and gas.
Vanessa is currently Chair of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and Chair of the MCA's Uranium Forum. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and an active member of Women in Mining WA. In 2013, she won the Outstanding Professional Woman in Resources award in the Chamber of Minerals and Energy’s Women in Resources awards, and Women in Mining UK included her in its ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ Project.