Michelle Lawson

Michelle Lawson

Glencore Coal Assets

Financial Controller

Michelle Lawson

Michelle is a Financial Controller of Glencore Coal Assets Australia. Glencore is a leading integrated commodities producer and marketer. Michelle currently sits on the Board of Directors of multiple companies within the Glencore group.  Additionally, she fulfils the role of Chairman of the Board at several of our Joint Ventures.

Michelle has extensive experience in Finance and Management gained from senior positions held in global mining companies and “big four” accounting firms over the past two decades. Michelle has worked in a variety of areas including Commercial Services, Audit, Taxation and Credit Risk Management.

With the support and understanding of her husband and extended family, Michelle successfully oversees multiple businesses, as well as managing her high school aged son and household.

In 2015 Michelle was awarded NSW Women in Mining winner for Gender Diversity Champion, finalist in the Women in Resources National Awards and also acknowledged as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2016. In February 2018, she carried the Queen’s Baton at the XXI Commonwealth Games in recognition of her community contributions and in 2020 was part of the team that received the NSW Women in Mining award for Excellence in Diversity Programs and Performance for their WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program.

Michelle has a Bachelor of Commerce from James Cook University, is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and AusIMM – The Minerals Institute, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Justice of the Peace in NSW and Chair of the WIMnet NSW Committee.

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