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Laura Tyler

Chief Technical Officer

BSc (Hons), Geology

MSc, Mining Engineering


Laura joined BHP in May 2005 and was appointed Chief Technical Officer in September 2020, responsible for the Company’s minerals exploration, centres of excellence, technology and innovation portfolios, that provide the engine to accelerate BHP’s growth of sustainable value.

Laura has held key roles across BHP including Asset President of Olympic Dam in South Australia, Chief Geoscientist, Chief of Staff to the BHP CEO, Asset President of the Cannington Mine in Queensland, and has held other technical and operational roles at the EKATI Diamond Mine in Canada and corporate HSEC in London.

Laura began her mining industry career as a Geological Engineer at Grounds Explorations Ltd in 1998 and before joining BHP, Laura worked for Western Mining Corporation, Newcrest Mining and Mount Isa Mines in various technical and operational roles.

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BofA SmartMine Conference 

29th June 2022

BHP Chief Technical Officer, Laura Tyler, presented at the Bank of America SmartMine 2022 Conference: “The Innovators”, where she discussed the role of technology and innovation within BHP. 

The Remote Thermal Lancing tool is a wonderful example of how our teams have partnered with local business to apply innovative thinking and technological solutions to eliminate potential safety hazards. By sharing designs like this, we provide the opportunity for our industry to learn and improve overall safety performance.
Laura Tyler

Laura Tyler

Chief Technical Officer