Alistair Field
CEO & Managing Director
Sims Limited

Alistair FieldAlistair Field was appointed chief executive officer and managing director of Sims Limited in 2017, two years after joining the company as the managing director of Sims Metal Australia & New Zealand. As a managing director on the Sims Limited Board of Directors, Alistair is a member of two director-level committees: the Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Sustainability Committee and the Risk Committee.

A seasoned and knowledgeable executive who possesses 30 years of global experience in the mining, manufacturing and recycling industries, Alistair held a number of senior leadership positions, including Director of Patrick Terminals & Logistics Division for Asciano Limited and chief operating officer for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Bauxite and Alumina Division, prior to joining the company.

Alistair is a mechanical engineer who holds an MBA from Henley Business School, and he is also a member of the Australian Climate Leaders Coalition, Champions of Change Coalition, Manufacturing Australia, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Originally from South Africa, Alistair first moved to Australia in 1999 before spending a number of years working internationally across three continents. He returned to Australia in 2020 and currently leads Sims Limited from the company’s global headquarters in Sydney.

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Champions of Change National 2017 Group

Alistair Field is a Member of the Champions of Change National 2017 Group. Members of this group have a strong industrial manufacturing and transport focus, and work within traditionally male dominated environments. The Group’s goal is to increase the representation of women in leadership positions and in non-traditional roles across their organisations.