Charles Sartain

Independent Non-executive Director

BE(Hons)(Mining), FAusIMM, FTSE, Hon.DEngin Qld

Independent Non-Executive Director since 1 August 2018


Charlie Sartain has more than 30 years’ international mining experience. He was Chief Executive Officer of Xstrata’s global copper business for nine years from 2004, during which he oversaw the growth of the business to become one of the world’s leading copper producers, with operations and major projects in seven countries. Prior to that, he held senior executive positions in Latin America and Australia including General Manager and President of Minera Alumbrera Ltd in Argentina, General Manager of Ernest Henry copper/gold mine and General Manager of Ravenswood Gold Mines in Queensland.

Mr Sartain is currently a non-executive director of Brisbane-based ASX-listed ALS Limited, and was formerly a non-executive director of ASX-listed Austin Engineering Limited and US-based NYSE/TSX-listed gold company Newmont Goldcorp Inc. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland and Chairman of the Board of Wesley Medical Research Limited.

His former institutional roles have included Chairman of the International Copper Association, a Member of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Council on Australian Latin American Relations, a member of the Senate of the University of Queensland and a Local Councillor of the Dalrymple Shire Council (Queensland).

Other current ASX Listed Entity Directorships

  • Non-Executive Director of ALS Limited

Special responsibilities

  • Sustainability Committee (Chair)
  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination Committee