Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Lynas Rare Earths; External Contributor
Amanda Lacaze is the CEO and Managing Director of Lynas Rare Earths, the world’s only scale producer of separated Rare Earth materials outside China.
Lynas is an environmentally responsible producer of Rare Earth materials which are essential to future facing and green technologies, including electric vehicles, electronics and wind turbines.
Lynas operates the high-grade, Tier 1 Mt Weld resource in Western Australia and a proven processing facility in Malaysia. The company is building a $500m Rare Earth Processing Facility in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, and is planning to construct a Heavy Rare Earths and Light Rare Earths separation facility in the United States on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
Amanda was appointed CEO in June 2014 and successfully led the company through a challenging turnaround. Early in her career, Amanda developed deep management and marketing experience which led to positions across many industries, including telecommunications, agriculture and FMCG.
Amanda was recognized as CEO of the Year in the 2018 MiningNews.Net Awards and in 2021 and 2019, she was named in the Australian Financial Review Magazine’s ‘Power List’ as one of the 10 most powerful corporate leaders.
Amanda is a board member of the Minerals Council of Australia and a member of Chief Executive Women and the AICD.