With an honours degree in law, Murdoch’s mining sector experience includes senior operational roles with AMCI investments, MIM Holdings and Xstrata Queensland.
Metro chairman Stephen Everett said Fiona’s appointment followed an extensive national search conducted by an independent executive search organisation.
“Fiona certainly set a high benchmark during the appointment process, her board and executive experience bring considerable expertise to our company as we continue to focus on the Bauxite Hills Mine and all that is required to facilitate its expansion.
“The directors look forward to working with Fiona whose skills will be of considerable benefit as we continue to work to maximise company and shareholders value.”
Ms Murdoch sad Metro Mining was widely recognised as a company that delivered on its undertakings.
“Metro’s journey has not been without its challenges and it is a credit to the board, senior management and the entire team that the company has progressed from explorer to miner.
“Construction of the Bauxite Hills Mine was conducted in just five months and production guidance was reached in the first year of mining operations.
“The challenge now is to build upon that, reduce costs and increase value for all shareholders.
“I am delighted to be joining the board and I am looking forward to contributing my skills to ensure that Metro maximises all available opportunities.”