- Putejurra’s wife Kate George becomes the first Indigenous woman to chair an ASX-listed company after accepting a role on the board of gold miner Ten Sixty Four (X64)
- Dr. George has served as a Ministerial Advisor at the state and federal levels and Managing Director of PWC’s Indigenous Advisory Practice.
- She is currently a board member of the Australian Government’s Northern Australian Infrastructure Fund and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
- Dr. George will begin his role with Ten Sixty Four on November 25, 2022, with current President Jeff McGlinn to transition to the role of General Manager.
- X64 shares are up 2.65% and trading at 58 cents at 3:36 p.m. AEDT
Indigenous business leader Kate George has made history as the first Indigenous woman to chair an ASX-listed company after accepting a position on the board of mining company Ten Sixty Four (X64).
Dr George is a Putejurra woman from the Murchison-Gascoyne region of Western Australia and was the first Aboriginal student to earn a law degree from the Australian National University in Canberra.
She was also the first Aboriginal woman to be admitted to practice law in WA.
Prior to her appointment at X64, Dr. George was a Ministerial Advisor at the state and federal levels and also served as Managing Director of PwC’s Indigenous Advisory Practice.
According to the Australian Institute of Business Directors, Dr George was part of the Stolen Generation, having been taken from her home at the age of three before growing up in an institution in Perth.
Dr George has become an Australian business leader with a passion for Aboriginal rights and now specializes in law, governance, community development and planning in key areas such as health, economic development and training.
She is currently a board member of the Australian Government’s Northern Australian Infrastructure Fund and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
“I share the Board’s vision that we have a unique opportunity to create real, sustainable value through our businesses for our workforce, our communities and our shareholders,” said Dr. George.
“I am excited about what lies ahead for the company.”
With the appointment of Dr. George, X64 Executive Chairman Jeff McGlinn will transition to Chief Executive Officer.
Dr. George will start on November 25, 2022.
X64 shares rose 2.65% and were trading at 58 cents at 3:36 p.m. AEDT.