Management & Governance
Michael Fitzpatrick B Eng (University of Western Australia), BA (Oxon), age 55
Appointment and election: Director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited since 2006. Michael was elected by shareholders in 2007 (notes a, b and e).
Skills and experience: Michael sold his interest in, and ceased to be a director of, Hastings Funds Management Ltd during 2006, the pioneering infrastructure asset management company which he founded in 1994. He is chairman of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation, which manages funds on behalf of the State of Victoria, and of Treasury Group Limited, an incubator of fund management companies. He is chairman of the Australian Football League, having previously played the game professionally, and is a former chairman of the Australian Sports Commission.
External appointments (current and recent):
Chairman of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation since 2006
Chairman of Treasury Group Limited since 2005
Managing director of Hastings Funds Management Ltd from 1994 to 2006
Director of Pacific Hydro Limited from 1996 to 2004
Director of Australian Infrastructure Fund Limited from 1994 to 2005
Director of the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research since 2001
(a) Audit committee
(b) Remuneration committee
(c) Nominations committee
(d) Committee on social and environmental accountability