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Our people are at the centre of driving our direction for inclusion and diversity at BHP. Our Global I&D Council is supported by many local councils leading change on the ground. Read more about some of our I&D champions below.

Fiona Vines

“I want to make the world a better place for women – by removing the barriers that stop them from fully participating in education, the economy and society.” Fiona Vines, Head of Inclusion and Diversity and Workforce transition.

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Mia Gous

“We need to stop thinking that we can figure it all out from the top down – we need to listen more to our people and continue to challenge the status quo.” Mia Gous, General Manager Plants - Spence mine (Chile)

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James Palmer

“It wasn’t until I stepped onto a mine site in my early twenties that I realised my experience wasn’t the experience of everyone.” James Palmer, Asset President, BHP Mitsubishi Alliance

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Marie Bourgoin

“Diversity is having a seat at the table. Inclusion is having a voice at that table.” Marie Bourgoin, General Manager, Newman Operations

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Maya Donevska

"I was lucky in that I loved school and learning and didn’t let any of this limit me but I saw a lot of girls opt for what was acceptable rather than what they wanted.” Maya Donevska, Head of Corporate Affairs, Asia

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Matthew Furrer

“To me inclusion and diversity means we create a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for what they bring.” Matthew Furrer, Vice President Projects, Minerals Australia

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Mauro Neves

“I have two young daughters and I feel the obligation to leave a legacy where they, and other boys and girls, feel safe and are a success in any job they choose regardless of their gender.” Mauro Neves, Asset President, Escondida mine (Chile)

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Robyn Dittrich

“I was the first woman to be hired on a manufacturing site of 140 men, the first (and often) only woman on many teams spanning oil and gas, chemicals, manufacturing, and technology roles…” Robyn Dittrich, Vice President of our Procurement team

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Paul Cuthbert

“We shouldn’t be bystanders, or accept or use excuses as to why we can’t be inclusive and diverse. What if it was your child, relative or friend? Stand up, speak up...” Paul Cuthbert, General Manager, Olympic Dam

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Kristen Ray

“If you’ve been avoiding the topic – stop – it’s not going away. Our society is demanding a higher degree of inclusion and acceptance.” Kristen Ray, Vice President, Technology for Petroleum & Legacy Assets

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Saurabh Dasgupta

"History is dotted with examples of how one organisation can bring about momentous change in our society and to our world – and BHP should be no exception. We’re off to a great start but it takes every one of us to keep the momentum alive."

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Mike Henry

"With my performance-focused CEO hat on, I am absolutely convinced that having an inclusive culture and diverse workforce is mission critical for BHP."

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