Andrew Harding

Managing Director & CEO

Appointed 1 December 2016


Andrew was appointed Managing Director & CEO of Aurizon in December 2016.

At Aurizon, Andrew has implemented initiatives to leverage the core expertise of the business in heavy haulage and rail infrastructure. These include a new operating structure, a renewed leadership team and a refreshed Company strategy.

Prior to starting with Aurizon, Andrew was the global Chief Executive of Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore business. 

His 24-year executive career with Rio Tinto and its subsidiary companies included extensive operational experience in the resource industry and in managing supply chains for the world’s largest integrated portfolio of iron ore assets.

He is focused on leading performance improvement initiatives, and was the Global Practice Leader, Asset Management, Technology and Innovation group of Rio Tinto from 2005 to 2009. 

Andrew completed a Bachelor of Mining Engineering at the University of New South Wales and holds a MBA from Deakin University. He is a member of the 2012 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

He is married with three daughters and lives in Brisbane.