Samantha Tough


Samantha has a broad and varied career in many sectors including energy, resources, engineering and agriculture. She also has a 20 plus year career serving on boards.

Samantha is Pro Vice-Chancellor Industry Engagement at the University of Western Australia and currently serves as Chair of Horizon Power, Director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Chair COAG National Energy Selection Panel and Director Fluence Ltd.

Samantha has previously been Director of Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd, Director Synergy, Chair Retail Energy Market Company Ltd, Structerre Pty Ltd, Molopo Energy Ltd, Aerison Pty Ltd and Southern Cross Goldfields Ltd and Deputy Chair of the WA Academy of Performing Arts.  She is also a former Director of Cape plc, Strike Resources Ltd and Murchison Metals Ltd.  Samantha’s executive roles include General Manager North West Shelf Woodside Energy Ltd, Director Strategy of Hardman Resources Ltd, Senior Vice President Natural Resources Commonwealth Bank and Director of the Pilbara Power Project.

Samantha completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Jurisprudence at UWA and worked as a barrister and solicitor before progressing to the commercial sector. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.