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CFO Leadership Conference
October 2 – 4, 2023
Marriott Phoenix Resort Tempe at The Buttes
Thank you to our 2023 Speakers
CFO/EVP, Healthcare Business Operations at Blue Shield of California
Sandra Clarke is chief financial officer and executive vice president of Healthcare Business Operations at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with over $21 billion in annual revenue serving over 4.6 million members in the state. She oversees the company’s financial strategy, actuarial functions, and financial operations in addition to leading healthcare business operations. Clarke is also responsible for corporate development, where she plays a senior role in devising and enacting Blue Shield’s strategies to support growth and realize the company’s mission to transform health care.
She has over 25 years of experience directing worldwide financial organizations in an array of industries. Prior to joining Blue Shield, she served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of US-based pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Clarke served as chief financial officer for Philips Healthcare’s North and South America Commercial Group and was vice president and controller of Finance at Siemens Water Technologies Group.
Clarke also serves the San Francisco Chapter of the CFO Leadership Council, and Financial Women of San Francisco. She was named by San Francisco Business Times as one of “The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2019.”
Clarke actively serves on the board of trustees at Blue Shield of California Foundation, board chair of Plan Investment Fund, a mutual fund company owned by a group of Blue licensees, as well as board chair at Evio Pharmacy Solutions, and as board director and audit chair at Metromile. She holds a master’s degree in Accounting from Bentley University, a master’s degree in Healthcare Law from Seton Hall University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
CFO/SVP of FREEPORT-MCMORAN
Maree E. Robertson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. She has responsibility for Freeport’s accounting, finance and tax functions, including financial reporting, operational accounting, internal controls, financial planning and analysis, treasury and risk management. Ms. Robertson joined the company on March 1, 2022.
Prior to joining the company, she served as Chief Financial Officer, Energy and Minerals of Rio Tinto Group, a multinational metals and mining company, since 2019. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Ms. Robertson had a 17-year career at BHP Group, a multinational natural resources company, serving in a broad range of international finance functions, including Vice President, Finance, Petroleum USA; Head of Finance, Conventional and Potash, Petroleum USA; Vice President, Finance, Potash Canada; and Vice President, Finance, Minera Escondida Ltda. Ms. Robertson joined BHP in 2002 after four years in the PricewaterhouseCoopers natural resource audit practice.
Ms. Robertson holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a Chartered Accountant.