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Caroline Cox

Chief Legal, Governance and External Affairs Officer

BA (Hons), MA, LLB, BCL


Caroline was appointed Chief Legal, Governance and External Affairs Officer in November 2020 with global accountabilities for Legal, Governance, Ethics and Compliance, Internal Audit and Advisory, Communications, Corporate and Government Affairs and Sustainability and Public Policy. Caroline joined BHP in 2015 as Vice President, Legal and was appointed Group General Counsel & Company Secretary in 2016. Prior to BHP, Caroline was a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, a firm she was with for 11 years, specialising in cross-border transactions, disputes and regulatory investigations. Earlier in her career, Caroline was a solicitor at the Canadian law firm, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt and clerked for Judges at the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench.