Zara was appointed to the Board in September 2021 filling a Casual Vacancy.
Zara currently holds the position of General Manager Asset Management and Utilities at Fortescue Metals Group. Zara brings to the board over 25 years of experience in the resources sector both in Australia and internationally, having held executive and management positions in finance, strategy, operations and health and safety across a range of commodities.
Zara holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Masters of Applied Science. She was also a recipient of the Chief Executive Women scholarship for the INSEAD Advanced Management Program in Fontainebleau, France. Zara is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with previous directorships including Energy Resources of Australia Ltd, the not for profit organisation EPIC Inc and Utah Clean Cities Coalition. Prior to working in the resources industry, Zara worked in chartered accounting.
Zara has a passion for inclusion and in particular, assisting people with disability to reach their full potential. She has contributed to the sector through her previous board position with EPIC Inc, an organisation focused on empowering people in communities by providing high quality services to people with disability. Zara is also a proud mum of three boys, one of whom lives with disability.
Zara is a member of the Activ Audit, Risk and Governance Committee and Activ People and Culture Committee.