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Appointment of Non-executive Director

BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser, today announced the appointment of Ken MacKenzie to the BHP Billiton Board as an independent Non-executive Director, effective as of 22 September 2016.

From 2005 until 2015, Mr MacKenzie served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amcor Limited, a global packaging company with operations in over 40 countries. 

Mr MacKenzie is currently a Senior Adviser with McKinsey & Company and serves on the Advisory Boards of American Securities Capital Partners and Adamantem Capital. 

Mr Nasser said Mr MacKenzie’s appointment reflected the Board’s commitment to a structured and rigorous approach to Board succession and planning, having regard to the skills, experience and attributes required to effectively govern the business. 

“Ken will be a great addition to the Board of BHP Billiton.  He will bring extensive global and executive experience, and a deeply strategic approach. He has a proven track record, having led a successful company in a challenging sector for a decade,” he said.

Mr MacKenzie’s appointment to the BHP Billiton Board takes the number of Non-executive Directors to 11.

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