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Rosemary Fagen

Non-Executive Director


Ms Fagen was appointed as a Non- Executive Director in February 2022. Ms Fagen is Chair of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Ms Fagen was the Head of Operational Excellence, People; Office of the Chief Operating Officer of Rio Tinto until January 2024. As part of the Chief Operating Officer’s core team, Rosemary drove transformational change to the business with the introduction of the Rio Tinto Safe Production System. She provided the strategic approach to change management, ensuring the business is resourced, ready, empowered and engaged to bring together proven tools, rituals and leading practices into the one framework. Ms Fagen holds post-graduate degrees in biochemistry and business administration. Ms Fagen has a wide variety of experience including overseeing Copper & Diamonds’ human resources strategies, processes and functions as Vice President, People & Organisation. Prior to this, Ms Fagen was Vice President, Human Resources Rio Tinto’s Energy group from 2010 to 2014. Before joining Rio Tinto, Ms Fagen held positions in the aviation sector including Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Qatar Airways and held senior human resources leadership positions with Qantas Group and AWA Limited.