27 April 2006
BHP Billiton announced today the appointment of Mr Ian Ashby, President and Chief Operating Officer, Western Australian Iron Ore to the BHP Billiton Executive Committee. This appointment reflects the increasing importance of Western Australian Iron Ore in the BHP Billiton portfolio by separating the management of our extensive production and development activities in Western Australia from iron ore development activities in other regions. Ian will continue to be based in Perth and will report to Chris Lynch, Group President of Carbon Steel Materials.
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Ian has a B Eng Mining from the Melbourne University.
Joined the group in 1987 and appointed President and Chief Operating Officer for Western Australian Iron Ore in December 2004. He was previously Chief Operating Officer for BHP Billiton’s Base Metals CSG based in Houston and prior to this held a number of operating and project development roles within the Base Metals and Carbon Steel Materials CSGs.
Ian is a Vice President of the Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia and a Member of AusIMM.
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