Dr Vanessa Guthrie is Managing Director of Toro Energy Limited, a uranium focused Australian resources company. She is responsible for managing the development of the proposed A$280 million flagship project, including leading the team through significant detailed technical studies and State and Federal Government approvals. Her ongoing role is to lead the establishment of the Wiluna Uranium Project, including construction and commissioning of the mine, processing facilities and infrastructure, and production and export of WA's first uranium product. Toro's Wiluna Uranium Project is the first uranium project to be approved in WA since the change in state government policy in Sept 2008.
Vanessa has a Doctorate in geology, with post-graduate qualifications in environment, law and business management. Vanessa has an extensive background in the mining and resources sector, having worked in mining companies across Australia for over 25 years. She was WA's first female mine manager at Alcoa's Huntly bauxite mine at Dwellingup, and led the development of sustainability practice in Alcoa World Alumina Australia and Woodside Energy. She has also held previous roles with RGC, Pasminco, Goldfields Limited and WMC.
Vanessa loves being part an industry that provides essential resources to communities across the world - whether it is gas or uranium for energy, or nickel, tin, aluminium and zinc for everyday items or other precious metals.