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Jennifer Purdie

Committee member since 2015

Jenny Purdie
Jenny Purdie is CEO of Adani Australia Renewables. In this role she and her team are working to build and lead a new Renewable Energy business in Australia, which will develop own and operate a portfolio of Renewable Energy plants with 1500 MW peak generation capacity.

Previously she worked with Aurizon in the role of Executive Vice President – Enterprise Services. In this role her key areas of accountability are Information Technology, Group Legal and General Counsel, Office of the Company Secretary, National Policy, Enterprise Risk Management and Safety, Health and Environment.

Jenny began her career as a Process Engineer at the Altona Petrochemical Company. She then joined Rio Tinto Aluminium and filled a number of technical and operational roles including Senior Research Engineer at Comalco’s Research Centre and Superintendent roles at both Boyne Smelters and New Zealand Aluminium Smelters and Boyne Smelters. In 2000 Jenny moved to Alcoa and worked in a number of senior operational roles at Alcoa including as General Manager of Alcoa’s Point Henry Smelter, where she was accountable for the safe operation of a 190,000 tpa primary aluminium smelter together with the Anglesea coal fired Power Station and mining operations.

In 2008 Jenny re-joined Rio Tinto, working first in Aluminium based in Brisbane and later in the Diamonds and Minerals business, based in the London office. In 2012 she returned to Brisbane as Global Practice Leader for Technology Delivery in the Innovation function, where she was accountable for safe delivery of Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future™ technologies into Rio Tinto’s businesses.

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