Managing Director, Lynas Rare Earths Limited
Amanda Lacaze is the CEO and Managing Director of Lynas Corporation. Lynas produces Rare Earth materials which are essential to 21st century technologies and green technologies, including electric vehicles, electronics and wind turbines.
Appointed in June 2014, Amanda successfully led the company through a challenging turnaround and Lynas is now the world’s 2nd largest producer of Rare Earth materials and the only producer of scale of separated Rare Earths outside of China.
Designed from the ground up as an environmentally responsible producer, Lynas is uniquely positioned with a high-grade, Tier 1 resource in Mt Weld, Western Australia, inhouse IP, and a proven processing facility in Malaysia, which is the only Rare Earths centre of excellence outside of China.
In 2019, Amanda was named in the Australian Financial Review Magazine’s ‘Power List’ as one of the 10 most powerful corporate leaders for 2019, and in 2018, Amanda was recognized as CEO of the Year in the MiningNews.Net Awards.
Early in her career, Amanda developed deep management and marketing experience which led to positions across many industries, including telecommunications, agriculture and FMCG.
Amanda is currently a Non-Executive Director of ING Bank Australia LTD and a board member of the Minerals Council of Australia. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.