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Jac Nasser
Jac Nasser AC, BBus, Hon DT/Independent

Jac has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since June 2006. He was appointed Chairman on 31 March 2010. 

Skills and experience:

Following a 33-year career with Ford Motor Company in various leadership positions in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and the United States, Jac served as a member of the Board of Directors and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company from 1998 to 2001. He has more than three decades of experience in large-scale global businesses and a decade of private equity investment and operating expertise. 

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director of Koç Holding A.Ş (since March 2015).
  • Director of 21st Century Fox (since June 2013).
  • Member of the International Advisory Council of Allianz Aktiengeselischaft (since February 2001).
  • Former Partner of One Equity Partners the private equity arm of JP Morgan Chase (2002 to 2014).
  • Former Director of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (from November 2002 to November 2012). 

Board Committee membership:

  • Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
Andrew Mackenzie
Andrew Mackenzie BSc (Geology), PhD (Chemistry)/Non-Independent
 

Andrew was appointed Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc in May 2013. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 10 May 2013.

Skills and experience:

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals. He joined BHP Billiton in November 2008 as Chief Executive Non-Ferrous and commenced as Chief Executive Officer in May 2013.  Prior to BHP Billiton, Andrew worked at Rio Tinto, where he was Chief Executive of Diamonds and Minerals, and BP where he held a number of senior roles, including Group Vice President for Technology and Engineering, and Group Vice President for Chemicals.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Non-Executive Director of Centrica plc (from September 2005 to May 2013).
Malcolm Brinded
Malcolm Brinded MA/Independent
 

Malcolm has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since April 2014.

Skills and experience:

Malcolm has extensive experience in energy, governance and sustainability. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2002 to 2012. During his 37 year career with Shell he held various leadership positions in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including Executive Director of Exploration and Production, Executive Director of Upstream International and Chairman and Upstream Managing Director of Shell UK.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Former Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc (from July 2002 to March 2012, including as a Director of Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell Transport and Trading Ltd prior to unification of Shell’s corporate structure).
  • Former Director of Shell Petroleum N.V. (from July 2002 to March 2012).
  • Director of CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd (since July 2012).
  • Former Director of Network Rail Ltd; Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd (from October 2010 to July 2016).
  • Chairman of the Shell Foundation (since July 2009 and Trustee since June 2004).
  • President of The Energy Institute, UK (since July 2017).
  • Chairman of Engineering UK (since October 2016).

Board Committee membership:

  • Chairman of the Sustainability Committee. 
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee.
Malcolm Broomhead
Malcolm Broomhead MBA, BE/Independent
 

Malcolm has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since March 2010.

Skills and experience: 

Malcolm has extensive experience in running industrial and mining companies with a global footprint and broad global experience in project development in many of the countries in which BHP Billiton operates. He was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Orica Limited from 2001 until September 2005. Prior to joining Orica, Malcolm held a number of senior positions at North Limited, including Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer and, prior to that, held senior management positions with Halcrow (UK), MIM Holdings, Peko Wallsend and Industrial Equity.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of Orica Limited (since January 2016).
  • Former Chairman of Asciano Limited (from October 2009 to August 2016).
  • Former Director of Coates Group Holdings Pty Ltd (from January 2008 to July 2013).
  • Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (since July 2014).
  • Chairman of the Australia China One Belt One Road Advisory Board (since August 2016.)

Board Committee membership:

  • Member of the Sustainability Committee.
  • Member of the Risk and Audit Committee.
Anita Frew
Anita Frew BA (Hons), MRes, Hon. D.Sc / Independent

 

Anita has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since September 2015.

Skills and experience:

Anita Frew has extensive board, strategy, marketing, governance and risk management experience in the chemicals, engineering, water and finance industries. She is the Chairman of Croda International Plc and Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group.  She was until recently the Chairman of Victrex Plc, Senior Independent Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Plc and IMI Plc, and a Non-executive Director of Northumbrian Water. 

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of Croda International Plc (since September 2015).
  • Deputy Chairman (since December 2010) and Senior Independent Director (since May 2017) of Lloyds Banking Group Plc.
  • Former Senior Independent Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Plc (from October 2004 to September 2014).
  • Former Senior Independent Director of IMI Plc (from March 2006 to May 2015).
  • Former Chairman of Victrex Plc (from 2008 to October 2014).

Board Committee Membership:

  • Member of the Risk and Audit Committee.
Carolyn Hewson
Carolyn Hewson AO, BEc (Hons), MA (Econ)/Independent
 

Carolyn has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since March 2010.

Skills and experience:

Carolyn is a former investment banker and has over 30 years' experience in the finance sector. She was previously an Executive Director of Schroders Australia Limited and has extensive financial markets, risk management and investment management expertise. Carolyn is a former Director of BT Investment Management Limited, Westpac Banking Corporation, AMP Limited, CSR Limited, AGL Energy Limited, the Australian Gas Light Company, South Australian Water and the Economic Development Board of South Australia.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Member of Federal Government Growth Centres Advisory Committee (from January 2015).
  • Director of Stockland Group (since March 2009).
  • Trustee Westpac Foundation (since May 2015).
  • Former Member of Australian Federal Government Financial Systems Inquiry (from January 2014 to December 2014).
  • Former Member of the Advisory Board of Nanosonics Limited (from June 2007 to August 2015).
  • Former Director of BT Investment Management Limited (from December 2007 to December 2013).
  • Former Director of Australian Charities Fund Operations Limited (from June 2000 to February 2014).
  • Former Director and Patron of the Neurosurgical Research Foundation (from April 1993 to December 2013).
  • Former Trustee and Chairman of Westpac Buckland Fund (from January 2011 to December 2013) and Chairman of Westpac Matching Gifts Limited (from August 2011 to December 2013), together known as the Westpac Foundation.
  • Former Director of Westpac Banking Corporation (from February 2003 to June 2012).

Board Committee membership:

  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
  • Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
Grant King
Grant King BEng, MMA, FAICD /Independent

Grant has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since March 2017.

Skills and experience

Grant has extensive executive management experience in the oil and gas industry.  From 2000 until 2016, he served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Origin Energy Limited, a leading Australian energy retailer with diverse operations spanning across the energy supply chain.  During the 16 years of his leadership, Grant grew Origin Energy’s business and market value through strategic acquisitions and completion of major development projects.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of the Melanoma Institute Australia (since February 2017).
  • President of the Business Council of Australia (since November 2016).
  • Director of the University of New South Wales Foundation Ltd (since October 2015).
  • Director of Origin Foundation Pty Ltd (since December 2010).
  • Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Origin Energy Ltd (from 2000 to 2016).
  • Former Chairman and Director of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Limited (from 1994 to 2016).
  • Former Chairman of Contact Energy (from 2004 to 2015).
  • Former Director of Envestra Limited (from 1997 to 2007).
  • Former Managing Director of Boral Energy (from 1994 to 2000).
Ken MacKenzie
Ken MacKenzie BEng, FIEA, FAICD / Independent
 

Ken has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since September 2016.

Skills and experience:

Ken has extensive global and executive experience, and a deeply strategic approach. From 2005 until 2015, he served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amcor Limited, a global packaging company with operations in over 40 countries. During his 23 year career with Amcor, Ken gained extensive experience across all of Amcor’s major business segments in developed and emerging markets in the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amcor Limited (from July 2005 to April 2015).
  • Advisory Board member of American Securities Capital Partners. 
  • Advisory Board member of Adamantem Capital.

Board Committee membership:

  • Member of the Sustainability Committee.
Lindsay Maxsted
Lindsay Maxsted DipBus (Gordon), FCA, FAICD/Independent
 

Lindsay has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since March 2011.

Skills and experience:

Lindsay is a corporate recovery specialist who has managed a number of Australia's largest corporate insolvency and restructuring engagements and, until 2011, continued to undertake consultancy work in the restructuring advisory field. He was the Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Australia between 2001 and 2007. Lindsay is the Board's nominated 'audit committee financial expert' for the purposes of the US Securities and Exchange Commission Rules, and the Board is satisfied that he has recent and relevant financial experience for the purposes of the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules and the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of Westpac Banking Corporation (since December 2011) and a Director (since March 2008).
  • Chairman of Transurban Group (since August 2010) and a Director (since March 2008).
  • Director and Honorary Treasurer of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute (since June 2005).

Board Committee membership:

  • Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee.
Wayne Murdy
Wayne Murdy BSc (Business Administration), CPA/Independent
 

Wayne has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since June 2009.

Skills and experience:

Wayne has a background in finance and accounting, where he has gained comprehensive experience in the financial management of mining, oil and gas companies during his career with Getty Oil, Apache Corporation and Newmont Mining Corporation. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Newmont Mining Corporation from 2001 to 2007 and Chairman from 2002 to 2007. Wayne is also a former Chairman of the International Council on Mining and Metals, a former Director of the US National Mining Association and a former member of the Manufacturing Council of the US Department of Commerce.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director of Extraction Oil and Gas, Inc. (since December 2016).
  • Former Director of Weyerhaeuser Company (from January 2009 to February 2016).
  • Former Director of Qwest Communications International Inc (from September 2005 to April 2011).

Board Committee membership:

  • Member of the Remuneration Committee. 
  • Member of the Risk and Audit Committee.
Baroness Shriti Vadera
Baroness Shriti Vadera MA/Independent
 

Shriti has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since January 2011 and the Senior Independent Director of BHP Billiton Plc since 14 August 2015.

Skills and experience:

Shriti brings wide-ranging experience in finance, economics and public policy as well as extensive experience of emerging markets and international institutions. Shriti is Chairman of Santander UK and has been a Director of AstraZeneca since 2011. She was an investment banker with S G Warburg / UBS from 1984 to 1999, on the Council of Economic Advisers, HM Treasury 1999 to 2007, Minister in the UK Department of International Development in 2007, Minister in the Cabinet Office and Business Department 2008 to 2009 with responsibility for dealing with the financial crisis, G20 Adviser 2009 to 2010, and advised Governments, banks and investors on the Eurozone crisis, banking sector, debt restructuring and markets from 2010 to 2014.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of Santander UK Plc (since March 2015).
  • Director of AstraZeneca Plc (since January 2011).
  • Former Trustee of Oxfam (from 2000 until 2005).

Board Committee Membership:

  • Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee. 
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee.
Andrew Mackenzie
Andrew Mackenzie Chief Executive Officer
 

BSc (Geology), PhD (Chemistry).

Experience:

Andrew commenced as Chief Executive Officer in May 2013. He joined BHP Billiton in November 2008 as Chief Executive Non-Ferrous. Prior to BHP Billiton, Andrew worked at Rio Tinto, where he was Chief Executive of Diamonds and Minerals, and BP, where he held a number of senior roles, including Group Vice President for Technology and Engineering, and Group Vice President for Chemicals.

Arnoud Balhuizen
Arnoud Balhuizen Chief Commercial Officer
 

BBE.

Experience:

Arnoud was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in March 2017. Prior to this, he was President Marketing and Supply from 2016. Arnoud started his career with Billiton in 1994 working for the Marketing and Trading division in the Netherlands and since then he has held various marketing roles, including General Manager Marketing for Copper Cathodes, Vice President Iron Ore Marketing and Vice President Petroleum Marketing.

Peter Beaven
Peter Beaven Chief Financial Officer
 

BAcc, CA.

Experience:

Peter was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2014.  Previously he was the President of Copper and prior to that appointment in May 2013, President of Base Metals, President of Manganese, and Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Carbon Steel Materials.  He has wide experience across a range of regions and businesses in BHP Billiton, UBS Warburg, Kleinwort Benson and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Peter holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant.

Geoff Healy
Geoff Healy Chief External Affairs Officer
 

BEc, LLB.

Experience:

Geoff joined BHP Billiton as Chief Legal Counsel in June 2013.  Prior to BHP Billiton, Geoff was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills for 16 years and worked widely across its network of Australian and international offices.  His core field of expertise is complex corporate and regulatory advisory work, risk management, investigations and disputes.

Geoff has been an active member of the International Bar Association (International Litigation) and is currently the Australian Chair of that Committee.  Geoff has also been a member of the New South Wales Law Society professional conduct review tribunal and undertaken work for a range of charitable and not-for-profit organisations over many years.

Mike Henry
Mike Henry President Operations, Minerals Australia
 

BSc (Chem).

Experience:

Mr Henry joined BHP Billiton in 2003 and served as President, Coal from January 2015 to February 2016 when he was appointed President Operations, Minerals Australia. Prior to January 2015, he was President, HSE, Marketing & Technology. His earlier career with BHP Billiton included a number of commercial roles covering both Minerals and Petroleum, including the role of Chief Marketing Officer.

Diane Jurgens
Diane Jurgens Chief Technology Officer
 

BSEE, MSEE, MBA

Experience:

Diane joined BHP Billiton in 2015 and was appointed Chief Technology Officer in February, 2016.  Prior to joining the company, Diane was based in China for nearly 10 years, serving as Board Member and Managing Director of Shanghai OnStar Telematics Company in addition to prior roles as Chief Information Officer and Strategy Board member for General Motors’ International and China Operations. Diane’s early career was with the Boeing Company where she worked for 12 years in engineering, information technology and business development leadership roles.

Daniel Malchuk
Daniel Malchuk President Operations, Minerals Americas
 

BE, MBA.

Experience: 

Daniel was appointed President, Copper in March 2015. Previously he was the President of the Aluminium, Manganese & Nickel Business and prior to that appointment in May 2013, President of Minerals Exploration. He worked for the Company between 1996 and 1998 in BHP Copper in the USA and has held a number of roles in the Base Metals business since he rejoined BHP Billiton in 2002. In 2006 he took the role of Asset Leader Joint Ventures and was also Vice President Strategy and Development in Base Metals. Daniel has a Civil Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Chile and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Steve Pastor
Steve Pastor President Operations, Petroleum
 

BSc (Mechanical Engineering), MBA.

Experience:

Steve joined BHP Billiton in 2001 and was appointed President Petroleum Operations in February 2016. He is responsible for the Company’s global oil and gas operations and exploration program. Over his career with the Company, Steve has served as Asset President Conventional and he has held leadership roles in deepwater and shale operations. Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Steve’s experience includes 11 years with Chevron.

Laura Tyler
Laura Tyler Chief of Staff, Head of Geoscience
 

BSc (Hons) Geology, MSc (Distinction) Mining Engineering.

Experience:

Laura joined BHP Billiton in 2004 and was appointed Chief of Staff to the CEO in 2015.  This role was made a member of the Executive Leadership Team in 2016.  Prior to this, Laura was Asset President of the Cannington Mine and other roles with BHP Billiton have included technical and operational roles at the EKATI Diamond Mine in Canada and corporate HSEC in London.

Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Laura worked for Western Mining Corporation, Newcrest Mining and Mount Isa Mines in various technical and operational roles and also spent 5 years in the civil engineering industry.

Athalie Williams
Athalie Williams Chief People Officer

 

BA (Hons).

Experience:

Ms Williams joined BHP Billiton in 2007 and was appointed to the Group Management Committee as President, Human Resources in January 2015. Ms Williams’ title changed to Chief People Officer effective 1 July 2015. She has previously held senior Human Resources positions including Vice President Human Resources Marketing, Vice President Human Resources for the Uranium business and Group HR Manager, Executive Resourcing & Development. Prior to BHP Billiton, Ms Williams was an organisation strategy and workforce transformation advisor with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) and National Australia Bank.

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