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Edgar Basto

President Minerals Australia

BSc, Metallurgy


Edgar was appointed President Minerals Australia on 1 July 2020 and is responsible for BHP’s iron ore and nickel operations in Western Australia, metallurgical and energy coal in Queensland and New South Wales, and copper in South Australia. 

Edgar has extensive experience in the resources industry, with a long career spanning multiple commodities in Australia, Colombia, Chile and Peru. He has held numerous key leadership roles since joining BHP in 1989, including Vice President Global Health, Safety, Environment and Communities (HSEC), Asset President Escondida and Asset President Western Australia Iron Ore. 
Edgar holds a Bachelor of Science (Metallurgy) from the Industrial University of Santander and has recently received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Edith Cowan University.