Global CEO Excellence Awards 2022

CEO MONTHLY / Global CEO Excellence Awards 2022 25 Yet after serving-up a long list of ‘wins’ for Macarthur, Andrew recently decided to step away from his role at the company to explore new challenges. The move may have surprised some in the market, but Andrew is not sentimental, saying ‘I was brought in to supercharge progress for the company, to facilitate a transformation. I’ve delivered on that.’ Andrew lists a long list of milestones amongst his achievements for Macarthur including completing the company’s dual listing on ASX in 2019, multiple capital raises, overseeing the delivery of its Measured Resource Statement and its Maiden Ore Reserve, materially advancing the route-to-market solution for the company’s flagship Lake Giles project, contributing to a successful ASX spinout of a group subsidiary and completing a complex Definitive Feasibility Study. ‘Having completed all of the initial targets that I set out to achieve for the company I felt that it was the right time to step away. It was a huge two and a half years, but I delivered a period of material share price growth and we defined an economically viable project at Lake Giles. I’m really proud of the team there, and I’m leaving the company in great shape. Macarthur is now well positioned to complete its ambitions on the back of the strong platform that I helped to deliver.’ Indeed, Andrew had guided the company to all of these successes despite the turbulence induced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to being approached to take on the role at Macarthur, Andrew spent two decades as a corporate lawyer where he specialised in complex, large scale energy, resources and infrastructure work. In addition, he had acted as a company director in the renewable energy and oil and gas industries and had also taken on roles within the not-for-profit sector. It was this expertise that bolstered his credentials as a leader and CEO. ‘I’ve always had strong focus on strategy, but with over twenty years’ experience in the sector I felt that I had also developed a solid understanding of what it takes to develop and implement successful projects. With an ability to build and motivate teams, strong connections into financial markets and dual qualifications in business, I found the transition into the CEO chair and assuming P&L responsibility smooth’ Andrew comments. Having completed all of the initial targets that I set out to achieve for the company I felt that it was the right time to step away. “ “ Jun22115 Macarthur Minerals Limited is an ASX / TSX-V listed iron ore company that has its flagship Lake Giles Iron Project in Western Australia’s Yilgarn region. The project aims to create a three mtpa high-grade magnetite iron ore mining and concentrate processing facility. Moreover, Macarthur Minerals endeavours to mine and produce ore that can contribute to the cultivation of sustainable ‘green’ steel and a decarbonised global economy. Behind this ambitious goal is Andrew Bruton who has spent the last two and half years carving out the company’s path to success and championing its sustainability goals. During his time with the business, he has brought a unique perspective to its trajectory, lending an advanced set of skills at a critical time when Macarthur aspired to build the company’s profile in the market, take its project-readiness to the next level, and eventually transition into production. If anyone knows the ins and outs of the energy and resources industry, its Andrew Bruton. His career boasts numerous leadership roles within the field, including a 20-year stint as a high profile corporate lawyer prior to his most recent role as the CEO of Macarthur Minerals Limited. Whilst this challenge was not individual to Andrew’s journey, it certainly shaped how he now views the future of leadership and business management. Andrew says that it also reinforced his belief that nurturing a shared belief in corporate ‘purpose’ is essential for success. ‘Ideas and diverse perspectives move organisations forward and so a company’s human capital is absolutely the most important resource that it has – but only if you allow it to be so. You only get the best out of people and move an organisation forward when you give people respect, latitude and most importantly – a voice. Nothing amplified that more than leading a company with and ambitious agenda across domestic and international borders during a pandemic’, says Andrew. Andrew has built a strong reputation for developing and nurturing ‘trust’- both personally and for the companies that he represents. Indeed, he believes that trust is the most valuable commodity in business. With the legacy of his latest accomplishments at Macarthur, it is this focus on building and maintaining trust that brings added credibility to his role as a CEO and which will lay a positive path as he moves forward in his career. Contact: Andrew Bruton LinkedIn: www.linkedin. com/in/andrewbruton-404567124 Most Trusted Mining & Resources CEO 2022 (Australia): Andrew Bruton