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SpeakerRowena Smith

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Australian Strategic Materials (ASM)

Rowena Smith was appointed CEO of Australian Strategic Materials in July 2022, having joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer in July 2021. Rowena’s 30 years’ experience in the mining and minerals processing sector includes a range of senior roles in strategy, operations and commercial.  

Prior to joining ASM, Rowena was Chief Sustainability Officer at South32, accountable for sustainability strategy, risk management and HSE business processes.  Other past roles include Vice President Supply at South32, General Manager BHP’s Kwinana Nickel Refinery, and operational leadership roles within Rio Tinto’s aluminium smelting business.

Rowena Smith