Denise Goldsworthy FTSE, FAIM, GAICD BMet is the Managing Director and Owner of Alternate Futures Pty Ltd, established specifically to work at the interface between Australia’s research organisations, tech-start-ups and industry.
Denise is an experienced non-executive director and advisor on research, technology and innovation. She has senior executive experience in manufacturing (steel), infrastructure, mining (iron ore, industrial minerals) and technology/innovation sectors.
She spent 17 years with BHP Steel at the Newcastle Steelworks and subsequently as an executive for Rio Tinto, with roles including Chief Commercial Officer Autonomous Haul trucks, and as Managing Director of Dampier Salt Limited and Managing Director HIsmelt Corporation.
In 2020, Denise was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to business, particularly to technological innovation and research in the mining and manufacturing sectors. Denise is a judge for the Prime Minister’s National Science Awards and was named the 2010 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and was inducted into the Western Australian Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011.