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FFI chief financial officer exits

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Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) chief financial officer (CFO) Felicity Gooding has announced that she will be leaving her role at Fortescue.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Gooding has been with the company since March 2022 when she began her role as global head of commercial. She was promoted to CFO less than a year later.

The company has had a challenging month, being the target of Russian hacker group C10p a week ago and announcing that Andrew and Nicola Forrest had agreed to separate earlier in July.

The broader Fortescue company also had its CFO resign in January this year, before the company appointed Christine Morris to the position in June.

When asked about Gooding’s departure by the Australian Financial Review, FFI chief executive officer Mark Hutchinson said the company would be sad to see her go.

“While we are sad to see Felicity go, particularly after a long and dedicated period of service to the Fortescue family at large during her time at Minderoo and Tattarang, we are grateful to her for the incredible contribution she has made and look forward to hearing of her many successes,” he said.

July has also seen Fortescue sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura (PKKP) Aboriginal Corporation to develop a co-management model for work on Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura lands.

PKKP Aboriginal Corporation chairman Terry Drage said the PKKP community believed that co-management is the strongest mechanism to protect their rights, interests, culture, tradition and way of life when it comes to mining and development on country.

“The model we are negotiating ensures respect, open communication and involvement for the PKKP in all stages of projects while setting out the expectations and responsibilities for both Fortescue and our corporation as the representative body,” Drage said.

“We understand the importance of certainty of mining outcomes for Fortescue, equally for the PKKP, we need certainty of protection for our cultural heritage, our strong and active role in ensuring that occurs, plus guaranteed access to our country.

“These are just some of the key points that reflect true co-management. This is an important step and to have a formal signing ceremony during NAIDOC Week on our country has great significance for the PKKP community.”

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