12 October 2020
Former BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie has been bestowed a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honour List, released in the United Kingdom on 10 October 2020.
Mr Mackenzie was knighted for his services to business, science, technology and UK-Australia relations. He served as BHP CEO from 2013 to 2019.
BHP Chief Executive Officer, Mike Henry said: “Andrew is well known for his scientific curiosity, commercial acumen, and above all his belief that business can be a force for good, for shareholders and society alike.
“We saw that at BHP in many ways, from his approach to safety and productivity, and environmental stewardship, to the aspiration for a diverse and inclusive workplace.
“Andrew cared deeply about the big issues facing the world and Australia, including the rights of indigenous people, climate change and economic development.
“I congratulate Andrew and his family on this richly deserved honour.”