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Catherine Tanna

Director of BHP Group Limited 

LLB, Honorary Doctor of Business 


Independent Non-executive Director since April 2022

Skills and experience 

Catherine Tanna has more than 30 years’ experience in the resources, oil and gas, power generation and retailing sectors. 

Catherine was formerly Managing Director of Energy Australia between 2014 and 2021. Prior to this, she held senior executive roles with Shell and BG Group with responsibility for international operations across Africa, North Asia, Russia, North America, Latin America and Australia. Catherine was also a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (from 2011 to 2021) and a Director of the Business Council of Australia (from 2016 to 2021). 

Catherine has a track record in leading cultural change and sponsoring gender equity, diversity and inclusion across business and more broadly. Catherine brings an understanding of and contribution to complex regulatory and policy environments. Catherine’s experience in seeking to align customer and community expectations, particularly indigenous communities, with those of the enterprise and regulators, provides unique insight and input to the Board. 

Current appointments 

Catherine is a Non-executive Director at Bechtel Corporation (since May 2023), Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company Inc (since April 2022), a member of the Advisory Board of Fujitsu Australia (since February 2022) and a Director of Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition (since January 2023).

Committee membership

Sustainability Committee, People and Remuneration Committee