Two business people shaking hands.

Fortescue Metals Group has announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer (CFO), who will be part of the leadership team working to transition Fortescue into a global green metals, energy and products company.

Christine Morris will step into the role in early July 2023. 

Ms Morris is a highly regarded CFO with more than 30 years of experience spanning energy, media and telecom, manufacturing and technology. Ms Morris most recently served as CFO of Maersk Drilling in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she was responsible for Finance and the Global Business Services organisation. 

Prior to Maersk Drilling, Ms Morris was the CFO of BJ Services, an oilfield services company, also spending seven years at Halliburton in various senior finance roles. 

Ms Morris serves as a board member and audit committee chair for DOF ASA (a provider of integrated offshore services to the energy industry).

In welcoming Ms Morris to the role, Fortescue CEO, Fiona Hick, said, “Christine is a very

experienced CFO with a successful track record in aligning financial and corporate strategy and

leading the finance divisions of global organisations.

“I look forward to Christine joining Fortescue as CFO of Fortescue Metals and working together to maintain Fortescue’s position as the world’s best, lowest cost iron ore operator.

“During this critical time of growth and development, Christine will help lead the business to our

next phase.”

Ms Morris said she was delighted to be joining Fortescue and is dedicated to delivering the

company mission of eliminating emissions profitably and leading heavy industry globally to


“My focus will be on continuing to provide exceptional value for Fortescue shareholders and

maintaining and growing the strength of our iron ore and emerging critical minerals business,” Ms Morris said.

“I am pleased to be joining Fortescue, a hugely successful company that is undergoing significant transformation to become a global green energy and resources company. 

“I look forward to working with the company’s exceptional leadership team to continue Fortescue’s strong track record of outstanding financial performance and disciplined capital management.”


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