Elizabeth Gaines, CEO, Fortescue Metals Group

It was heartbreaking to see the devastating impacts the bushfire crisis had on Australia people, communities and wildlife. I am proud of both Fortescue Metals Group and the Minderoo Foundation's commitment and cooperation during such a difficult time.

I formally endorse this application, as it was through an unprecedented collaboration between business and philanthropy, that we worked together, hand-in-hand to support a wide range of philanthropic initiatives which reflect our values of each organisation.

Through partnership and trust we have forged a long-standing enduring relationship.