Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG, Fortescue) today announced the appointment of Mr Ian Wells as Company Secretary. Mr Mark Thomas has been appointed to head up Fortescue’s Infrastructure Services.
Ian joined Fortescue in 2010 and has since held the position of Group Manager, Treasury and Business Planning. In this role, he led the team responsible for financing Fortescue’s US$9.2bn major iron ore project development to 155 mtpa, successfully undertaking multi-billion dollar capital raising and refinancing in domestic and international capital markets.
With more than 20 years’ experience in senior finance and management roles in the mining, energy infrastructure and healthcare industries, Mr Wells was previously Chief Financial Officer at Singapore Power subsidiary Jemena Limited, one of Australia’s largest owners and operators of energy infrastructure. Prior to that, he held senior executive roles at Alinta Limited including acting Chief Financial Officer during the on-market acquisition of Alinta by the Babcock & Brown, Singapore Power consortium in 2007.
Mr Wells holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, and a Certified Finance and Treasury Professional. He is also a director of not-for-profit Alzheimer’s Australia WA and a member of the Salvation Army business advisory committee.