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Russ Austin

Senior Vice President, Operations

Mr. Austin was appointed to his current role in March 2021. He has held various leadership roles throughout his 15 years at Tronox, most recently as Managing Director-Australia, which enabled him to oversee complex strategy change—including the merger of two business units in 2016 and the 2019 integration with Cristal—as well as the operations, safety and leadership of 1,100 team members across 10 sites.

Mr. Austin has 35 years of experience in the Australian resource sector across chemicals, oil and gas, mining, minerals processing and smelting. His areas of expertise include operational excellence and financial management, project management, maintenance, reliability and lean manufacturing. Mr. Austin holds an MBA from University of Southern Queensland.