Nev Power has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining, steel and construction industries and has a proven track record in the delivery of major infrastructure projects, contract mining and steel manufacturing and distribution. As the CEO of Fortescue, Nev has presided over the tripling of Fortescue’s iron ore production capacity to over 155 million tonnes per annum, establishing its position as one of the world’s largest, low cost producers of iron ore.
He has long been a champion of Indigenous employment and is playing a pivotal role in strengthening and extending Fortescue’s work in developing Aboriginal businesses as well as direct employment opportunities. Before joining Fortescue, Nev was Chief Executive Australian Operations for Thiess Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings, where he was responsible for the construction business with a turnover of $4 billion per annum and 3,500 staff delivering some of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects.
Nev Power gained over 10 years’ experience in steel manufacturing and distribution as Chief Executive of the Reinforcing and Steel Products Division with the Smorgon Steel Group, one of Australia’s largest and most successful steel businesses.
He established his mining career with over 20 years’ experience in base metals, gold and coal mining and mineral processing with Mount Isa Mines.
Nev Power has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). He maintains an active interest in managing the family cattle property and is an avid aviator, holding both helicopter and fixed wing licenses with endorsements on a range of aircraft.
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