Mark Hutchinson commenced with Fortescue Energy in July 2022 and became Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in August 2022, reporting directly to the Fortescue Board.
Mark’s focus as CEO is to drive growth in Fortescue Energy, Fortescue’s green hydrogen and green technology business. In 2023, the team accelerated five green hydrogen projects to Final Investment Decision, with a focus on Norway, the USA, Brazil and Australia.
Mark brings extensive business and leadership experience at a senior executive level, having held various roles at GE over a 25 year career, the two most recent as President and Chief Executive Officer China and Europe. In these roles Mark led the efforts to strengthen GE’s operations across China and Europe and developed and executed a shared growth strategy for all the GE businesses which helped to drive significant growth, year on year. He also led the integration of Alstom’s power and grid businesses into GE following its €12.35 billion acquisition.
A highly experienced international business leader with a passion for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Mark sits on the Board of Alpha International and has previously held a Board position at World Wide Generation Limited, and Non-Executive Director roles at Bluescope Steel Limited, Mission Australia, Allianz Australia Insurance Limited and Alpha Australia.
Mark holds an honorary Doctor of Business from the University of Queensland, where he is the primary sponsor of the Ethics Chair.