Andrew Forrest is Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist, better known as the former CEO of his iron-ore export company Fortescue Metals Group. He also founded Anaconda Nickel (Minara Resources) and took over Niagara Mining. He was initially a jackaroo at his family-owned Minderoo Station. He now serves as the non-executive chairman at Fortescue. He is a prominent figure in his country’s mining industry and also owns several cattle stations, supplying meat and dairy products to China. Andrew owns several charitable organizations, the most prominent being the Minderoo Foundation, which he co-established with his wife. Other organizations he has founded are the Walk Free Foundation and the Global Freedom Network. He has received accolades and awards for his efforts to end slavery, provide employment to the indigenous community of Australia, and offer educational scholarships to needy students.