Top award for Fortescue chief
Fortescue Metals Group chief executive Nev Power was last week named WA Business Leader of the Year at the 2016 AIM WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards.
Australian Institute of Management WA chief executive Gary Martin presented the award to Mr Power in front of hundreds of business leaders at the annual awards night at Crown Perth.
The winner is selected by a 10strong eminent panel including former premier Richard Court, Deputy Premier Liza Harvey, former WA governor Ken Michael and businessman Stan Perron.
Raised on a cattle station in northern Queensland, Mr Power succeeded FMG founder Andrew Forrest as chief executive five years ago. Since then he has set about transforming the company.
In the past five years FMG has also become one of WA’s biggest employers and an important brand name in China, WA’s most important export market.