Sims Limited onboards Warrick Ranson as CFO

Warrick Ranson, incoming CFO at Sims Limited
Warrick Ranson, incoming CFO at Sims Limited

Sims Limited, a global leader in sustainability and an enabler of the circular economy, yesterday announced the appointment of Warrick Ranson as group chief financial officer (CFO), effective 4 December 2023. Mr. Ranson will succeed interim CFO Steve Skurnac, who has held the position since 1 October 2023.

Mr. Ranson, who will report to Stephen Mikkelsen, Sims Limited’s managing director and chief executive officer, brings more than two decades of extensive executive-level experience from senior positions within blue-chip corporations, operating across global markets in the mining and resources industries.

“I am delighted to welcome Warrick to our team. His outstanding track record in fostering innovation, cultivating a growth-oriented culture, and delivering shareholder value will further enhance Sims Limited’s culture,” Mr. Mikkelsen commented on the appointment. “Warrick will be a significant contributor to the team as we navigate through an important phase of our organization, including recycling capital, pursuing growth initiatives, and optimising our cost structure. This appointment comes as we undergo significant business transformation, and I am confident that he will play a pivotal role in our continued success.”

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Before this appointment, Mr. Ranson served as Chief Financial Officer at OZ Minerals Limited for nearly six years where he was instrumental in guiding that company through a period of substantial growth and value creation. Previously, Mr. Ranson spent approximately 18 years with Rio Tinto in various roles. Throughout his tenure, responsibilities included overseeing significant capital investments and merger and acquisition activities for the Copper product group. Additionally, Mr. Ranson played a pivotal role in driving business development initiatives as chief commercial officer for the Iron Ore business, Rio Tinto’s largest operating division.

Mr. Ranson will be based at Sims Limited’s corporate headquarters in Sydney, Australia.


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