Ms. Heather Ridout has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Sims Metal Management Ltd since September 1, 2011. She is a member of the Safety, Health, Environment & Community Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Risk, Audit & Compliance Committee. She was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Industry Group from 2004 until her retirement in April 2012. She is a Member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (since December 2011), and is a director of Australian Securities Exchange Limited (since August 2012) and the AustralianSuper Trustee Board. She also serves on the Boards of Skills Australia, a Federal Government body established to shape Australia’s strategy on skills development, and the Climate Change Authority, an independent body established to provide advice on the Australian Government’s policies for reducing carbon pollution. She has an Economics degree, with honours, from the University of Sydney.