[MEDIA STATEMENT] CMI welcomes new Director: Victoria (Vicky) Binns

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After a review of current Board skills, the Carbon Market Institute (CMI) has filled an outstanding Board vacancy with the appointment of Vicky Binns as Non-Executive Director.

“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted that Vicky Binns has accepted an invitation to join the CMI Board.  Vicky brings to the Board extensive experience of working within the emissions intensive sector, with her most recent executive role being Vice President of Minerals Marketing (Iron Ore, Coals, Metals) at BHP,” said CMI Chair Elisa de Wit.   

“Like the rest of the Board, Vicky has a genuine desire to see business commence its transition to a net zero future. Her current non-executive roles with Cooper Energy and Evolution Mining mean she will be able share insights of how businesses within the energy and resources sector view the risks and opportunities arising from this transition, and we are looking forward to her contribution.”

This appointment follows a review of the skills matrix undertaken by the Board which identified the need for greater non-executive representation from the emission intensive sectors.

Vicky is a Non-Executive Director at Cooper Energy and Evolution Mining and has spent 35 years in global resources and financial services industries.

Her career includes roles as an investment analyst at Macquarie and Merrill Lynch, with her most recent role being Vice President of Minerals Marketing at BHP.  Vicky is also a Member of the Advisory Council for JP Morgan Australia and NZ.

Vicky has extensive experience with the Asian region where she lived for a decade and was Co-founder, Chair and Director of Women in Mining and Resources in Singapore.

“I am delighted to be joining the CMI Board to actively contribute an industry perspective on accelerating Australian business delivery of the Paris Accord targets and transition to a net zero emission world,” said Vicky Binns.

“There is no clean energy future without mining as commodities are required to achieve decarbonisation, electrification and renewable energy generation and storage.  Industry has started on the journey however there is much more demanded of us by key stakeholders including consumers, investors, regulators and Governments. I’m proud CMI will be there to guide industry on its path forward“.

Vicky Binns will commence the role early next month.

The Carbon Market Institute is the independent industry association for business leading the transition to a net-zero emissions. CMI has more than 85 corporate members.