Denise Goldsworthy


Denise Goldsworthy
CEW Member

Alternate Futures Pty Ltd

Denise Goldsworthy was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer – Autonomous Haul Trucks in September 2012.

In this role, she is responsible for leading the negotiation of a multi-billion dollar long term commercial arrangement between Rio Tinto and Komatsu for the supply of Autonomous Haul Truck systems globally. This is a key part of Rio Tinto's Mine of the Future™ strategy.

Prior to this role, Denise was Managing Director of Dampier Salt Limited and HIsmelt Corporation. As MD of DSL, the world's leading exporter of solar salt, she achieved record earnings of US$129 million in 2009. In her role as MD of HIsmelt, Denise was responsible for marketing HIsmelt iron-making technology, including securing agreements for construction of new HIsmelt plants in China and India.

She attributes her success to her style of leading and motivating her management team.

Denise has held a number of senior positions within Rio Tinto's Minerals and Iron Ore product groups, including marketing, strategic planning, expansion projects, operations, resource evaluation and development, and feasibility studies management.

Prior to her career with Rio Tinto, Denise spent 17 years with BHP Steel working in a number of areas including sinter plant, blast furnace and steelmaking at the Newcastle Steelworks.

Denise holds a Metallurgy degree (BMet Hons and University Medal) from the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, and is a Fellow AIM, and Member AICD.

She is an inaugural trustee for the Navy Clearance Diver's Trust, a perpetual not-for-profit trust fund that provides relief to current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving Branch and their dependents. The funding applies when divers die or are permanently disabled as a result of their service or training.

Among Denise's other honours is being named the 2010 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year. Denise was also awarded the Hudson Australian Private and Corporate Sector Award.

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