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Johan van Jaarsveld

Chief Technical Officer

B.Eng (Chem)
MCom, Applied Finance
PhD (Eng), Extractive Metallurgy


Johan van Jaarsveld has been appointed Chief Technical Officer, effective 1 March 2024. 

Johan joined BHP in 2016 and was appointed Chief Development Officer in September 2020. Johan is responsible for strategy, acquisitions and divestments, securing early stage growth options in future-facing commodities, ventures and innovation.

Prior to joining BHP, Johan held executive positions in resources and finance, including at Barrick Gold Corporation, Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group. He has more than 20 years’ experience, working across Asia, Canada, Australia and South Africa.

Johan holds a PhD in Engineering (Extractive Metallurgy) from the University of Melbourne, a Masters in Finance from the Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Stellenbosch University, South Africa.