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Ken Mackenzie
Ken MacKenzie BEng, FIEA, FAICD / Independent
 

Ken has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since September 2016. He was appointed Chairman with effect from 1 September 2017.

Skills and experience:

Ken has extensive global and executive experience, and a deeply strategic approach. From 2005 until 2015, he served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amcor Limited, a global packaging company with operations in over 40 countries. During his 23 year career with Amcor, Ken gained extensive experience across all of Amcor’s major business segments in developed and emerging markets in the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Advisory Board member of American Securities Capital Partners LLC (since January 2016). 
  • Former Advisory Board member of Adamantem Capital (from September 2016 to May 2019).
  • Former Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Company (from January 2016 to June 2017).
  • Former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amcor Limited (from July 2005 to April 2015).

Board Committee memberships:

  • Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
Andrew Mackenzie
Andrew Mackenzie BSc (Geology), PhD (Chemistry) / Non-Independent
 

Andrew was appointed Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc in May 2013. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 10 May 2013.

Skills and experience:

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals. He joined BHP in November 2008 as Chief Executive Non-Ferrous and commenced as Chief Executive Officer in May 2013. Prior to BHP, Andrew worked at Rio Tinto, where he was Chief Executive of Diamonds and Minerals, and BP where he held a number of senior roles, including Group Vice President for Technology and Engineering, and Group Vice President for Chemicals.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Former Non-Executive Director of Centrica plc (from September 2005 to May 2013).
Terry Bowen
Terry Bowen BAcct, FCPA / Independent

Terry has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since October 2017.

Skills and experience:

Terry has significant experience across a range of diversified industries, with a very strong background in finance leadership roles. He served as an Executive Director and Finance Director of Wesfarmers Limited from 2009 to 2017, which included chairing a number of Wesfarmers’ operating divisions over this time. Prior to this, Terry held various senior executive roles within Wesfarmers, including as Finance Director of Coles, Managing Director of Industrial and Safety and Finance Director of Wesfarmers Landmark. He also served as the inaugural Chief Financial Officer of Jetstar Airways Limited from 2003 to 2005 and before this, held senior finance roles over an 11 year career with Tubemakers of Australia Limited. Mr Bowen is a former Director of Gresham Partners, past President of the National Executive of the Group of 100 Inc. and former Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Incorporated. He is also the Head of the Operations Group at BGH Capital and a Director of Navitas Pty Limited.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director of Navitas Pty Limited (since 2019).     
  • Head of the Operations Group at BGH Capital (since 2018).
  • Director of West Coast Eagles Football Club (since 2017).
  • Former Executive Director and Finance Director of Wesfarmers Limited (from 2009 to 2017).
  • Former Chairman of West Australian Opera Company Incorporated (from 2014 to 2017).
  • Former Director of Gresham Partners Holdings Limited and Gresham Partners Group Limited (from 2009 to 2017).
  • Former Director of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research Incorporated (from 2010 to 2013).
  • Former Chief Financial Officer of Jetstar Airways Limited (from 2003 to 2005).

Board Committee memberships:

  • Member of the Risk and Audit Committee.
Malcolm Broomhead
Malcolm Broomhead MBA, BE / Independent
 

Malcolm has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since March 2010.

Skills and experience: 

Malcolm has extensive experience in running industrial and mining companies with a global footprint and broad global experience in project development in many of the countries in which BHP operates. He was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Orica Limited from 2001 until September 2005. Prior to joining Orica, Malcolm held a number of senior positions at North Limited, including Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer and, prior to that, held senior management positions with Halcrow (UK), MIM Holdings, Peko Wallsend and Industrial Equity.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of Orica Limited (since January 2016).
  • Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (since July 2014).
  • Former Chairman of Asciano Limited (from October 2009 to August 2016).
  • Former Director of Coates Group Holdings Pty Ltd (from January 2008 to July 2013).
  • Former Chairman of the Australia China One Belt One Road Advisory Board (from August 2016 to February 2019).

Board Committee memberships:

  • Member of the Sustainability Committee.
  • Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
Ian Cockerill
Ian Cockerill MSc (Mineral Production Management), BSc (Hons.) (Geology), AMP - Oxford Templeton College / Independent
 

Ian has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since 1 April 2019.

Skills and experience:

Ian has extensive global mining operational, project and executive experience having initially trained as a geologist. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Anglo American Coal and Chief Executive Officer and President of Gold Fields Limited, and a senior executive with AngloGold Ashanti and Anglo American Group. Ian is the Chairman of Polymetal International plc.

Ian is the former Chairman of BlackRock World Mining Trust plc and the former Lead Independent Director of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd and former Director of Orica Limited and Endeavour Mining Corporation. Ian is also the former Chairman of the Leadership for Conservation in Africa, a not-for-profit organisation, and is the Chairman of Conservation 360, a Botswanan conservation NGO dealing with anti-poaching initiatives. He is a former Director of Business Leadership South Africa, the South African Business Trust and the World Gold Council.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of Polymetal International plc (since 2019).
  • Former Director of Orica Limited (from 2010 to 2019).     
  • Former Director (from 2013 to 2019) and Chairman (from 2016 to 2019) of BlackRock World Mining Trust plc.
  • Former Director (from 2011 to 2019) and Lead Independent Director (from 2012 to 2019) of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.
  • Former Director of Endeavour Mining Corporation (from 2013 to 2019).
  • Former Executive Director and executive Chairman (from 2010 to 2013) and Non-executive Chairman (from 2013 to 2017) of Petmin Limited.
  • Former Chairman of Hummingbird Resources plc (from 2009 to 2014).    

Board Committee memberships:

  • Member of the Risk and Audit Committee.
  • Member of the Sustainability Committee.

 

Anita Frew
Anita Frew BA (Hons), MRes, Hon. D.Sc / Independent

 

Anita has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since September 2015.

Skills and experience:

Anita Frew has extensive board, strategy, marketing, governance and risk management experience in the chemicals, engineering, water and finance industries. She is the Chairman of Croda International Plc and Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group.  She was until recently the Chairman of Victrex Plc, Senior Independent Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Plc and IMI Plc, and a Non-executive Director of Northumbrian Water. 

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director (since March 2015) and Chairman of Croda International Plc (since September 2015).
  • Director (since 2010), Deputy Chairman (since December 2014) and Senior Independent Director (since May 2017) of Lloyds Banking Group Plc.
  • Former Senior Independent Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Plc (from October 2004 to September 2014).
  • Former Senior Independent Director of IMI Plc (from March 2006 to May 2015).
  • Former Chairman of Victrex Plc (from 2008 to October 2014).

Board Committee membership:

  • Member of the Remuneration Committee.
  • Member of the Risk and Audit Committee.
Susan Kilsby
Susan Kilsby MBA, BEcon / Independent
 

Susan has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since 1 April 2019.

Skills and experience:

Susan has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and finance and strategy, having held several roles in global investment banking. From 1996 to 2014, she held senior executive roles at Credit Suisse, including as a Senior Advisor, and chairman of EMEA Mergers and Acquisitions. Susan also has non-executive experience across multiple industries. Until recently, Susan was the Chairman of Shire plc and the Senior Independent Director at BBA Aviation plc. She is currently the Senior Independent Director of Diageo plc, and a Non-executive Director of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. and Unilever N.V. and Unilever plc.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director (since 2018) and Senior Independent Director (since October 2019) of Diageo Plc.
  • Director of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (since 2015).
  • Director of Unilever N.V and Unilever plc (since August 2019).
  • Member of the UK Takeover Panel.
  • Former Director (from 2011 to 2019) and Chairman (from 2014 to 2019) of Shire plc.
  • Former Director (from 2012 to 2019) and Senior Independent Director (from 2016 to 2019) of BBA Aviation plc.
  • Former Director of Goldman Sachs International (from 2016 to 2018). 
  • Former Director of Keurig Green Mountain (from 2013 to 2016).
  • Former Director of Coca-Cola HBC (from 2013 to 2015).
  • Former Director of L’Occitane International (from 2010 to 2012).

Board Committee memberships:

  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Lindsay Maxsted
Lindsay Maxsted DipBus (Gordon), FCA, FAICD / Independent
 

Lindsay has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since March 2011.

Skills and experience:

Lindsay is a corporate recovery specialist who has managed a number of Australia's largest corporate insolvency and restructuring engagements and, until 2011, continued to undertake consultancy work in the restructuring advisory field. He was the Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Australia between 2001 and 2007. Lindsay is the Board's nominated 'audit committee financial expert' for the purposes of the US Securities and Exchange Commission Rules, and the Board is satisfied that he has recent and relevant financial experience for the purposes of the UK Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules and the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of Westpac Banking Corporation (since December 2011) and a Director (since March 2008).
  • Chairman of Transurban Group (since August 2010) and a Director (since March 2008).
  • Director and Honorary Treasurer of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (since June 2005).

Board Committee membership:

  • Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee.
John Mogford
John Mogford Beng / Independent

John has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since October 2017.

Skills and experience:

John has extensive oil and gas knowledge and transformational strategy leadership experience, having worked in the oil and gas industry for over forty years. John spent the majority of his career in various leadership, technical and operational roles at BP Plc where he gained significant knowledge of upstream oil and gas assets and activities. More recently, John was the Managing Director and an Operating Partner of First Reserve, a large global energy focused private equity firm, from 2009 until 2015, during which he served on the boards of First Reserve’s investee companies, including as Chairman of Amromco Energy LLC and White Rose Energy Ventures LLP. John is currently on the board of ERM Worldwide Group Limited, having retired from the boards of Weir Group Plc and one of First Reserve’s portfolio companies, DOF Subsea AS, in 2018.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Non-executive Director of ERM Worldwide Group Limited (since 2015).
  • Former Non-executive Director of Network Rail Limited (from 2016 to 2017).
  • Former Managing Director (from 2012 to 2015) and Operating Partner (from 2009 to 2012) of First Reserve Corporation.
  • Former Non-executive Director of Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. (from 2011 to 2016).
  • Former Non-executive Director of CHC Group Limited (from 2014 to 2015) and CHC Helicopters SA (from 2012 to 2015).
  • Former Non-executive Director of DOF Subsea AS (from 2009 to 2018).
  • Former Non-executive Director of Weir Group Plc (from 2008 to 2018).

Board Committee membership:

  • Chairman of the Sustainability Committee.
Shriti Vadera
Shriti Vadera MA / Independent
 

Shriti has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since January 2011 and the Senior Independent Director of BHP Group Plc since 14 August 2015.

Skills and experience:

Shriti brings wide-ranging experience in finance, economics and public policy as well as extensive experience of emerging markets and international institutions. Shriti is Chairman of Santander UK and was a Director of AstraZeneca from 2011 to 2018. She was an investment banker with S G Warburg / UBS from 1984 to 1999, on the Council of Economic Advisers, HM Treasury 1999 to 2007, Minister in the UK Department of International Development in 2007, Minister in the Cabinet Office and Business Department 2008 to 2009 with responsibility for dealing with the financial crisis, G20 Adviser 2009 to 2010, and advised Governments, banks and investors on the Eurozone crisis, banking sector, debt restructuring and markets from 2010 to 2014.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of Santander UK (since March 2015).
  • Former Director of AstraZeneca Plc (from January 2011 to December 2018).
  • Former Trustee of Oxfam (from 2000 until 2005).

Board Committee memberships:

  • Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee. 
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee.
Andrew Mackenzie
Andrew Mackenzie Chief Executive Officer
 

BSc (Geology), PhD (Chemistry).

Experience:

Andrew commenced as Chief Executive Officer in May 2013. He joined BHP in November 2008 as Chief Executive Non-Ferrous. Prior to BHP, Andrew worked at Rio Tinto, where he was Chief Executive of Diamonds and Minerals, and BP, where he held a number of senior roles, including Group Vice President for Technology and Engineering, and Group Vice President for Chemicals.

Peter Beaven
Peter Beaven Chief Financial Officer
 

BAcc, CA.

Experience:

Peter was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2014.  Previously he was the President of Copper and prior to that appointment in May 2013, President of Base Metals, President of Manganese, and Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Carbon Steel Materials.  He has wide experience across a range of regions and businesses in BHP, UBS Warburg, Kleinwort Benson and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Peter holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and is a Chartered Accountant.

Geoff Healy
Geoff Healy Chief External Affairs Officer
 

BEc, LLB.

Experience:

Geoff joined BHP as Chief Legal Counsel in June 2013.  Prior to BHP, Geoff was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills for 16 years and worked widely across its network of Australian and international offices.  His core field of expertise is complex corporate and regulatory advisory work, risk management, investigations and disputes.

Geoff has been an active member of the International Bar Association (International Litigation) and is currently the Australian Chair of that Committee.  Geoff has also been a member of the New South Wales Law Society professional conduct review tribunal and undertaken work for a range of charitable and not-for-profit organisations over many years.

Mike Henry
Mike Henry President Operations, Minerals Australia
 

BSc (Chem).

Experience:

Mike joined BHP in 2003 and served as President, Coal from January 2015 to February 2016 when he was appointed President Operations, Minerals Australia. Prior to January 2015, he was President, HSE, Marketing & Technology. His earlier career with BHP included a number of commercial roles covering both Minerals and Petroleum, including the role of Chief Marketing Officer.

Diane Jurgens
Diane Jurgens Chief Technology Officer
 

BSEE, MSEE, MBA

Experience:

Diane joined BHP in 2015 and was appointed Chief Technology Officer in February, 2016.  Prior to joining the company, Diane was based in China for nearly 10 years, serving as Board Member and Managing Director of Shanghai OnStar Telematics Company in addition to prior roles as Chief Information Officer and Strategy Board member for General Motors’ International and China Operations. Diane’s early career was with the Boeing Company where she worked for 12 years in engineering, information technology and business development leadership roles.

Daniel Malchuk
Daniel Malchuk President Operations, Minerals Americas
 

BE, MBA.

Experience: 

Daniel was appointed President, Copper in March 2015. Previously he was the President of the Aluminium, Manganese & Nickel Business and prior to that appointment in May 2013, President of Minerals Exploration. He worked for the Company between 1996 and 1998 in BHP Copper in the USA and has held a number of roles in the Base Metals business since he rejoined BHP in 2002. In 2006 he took the role of Asset Leader Joint Ventures and was also Vice President Strategy and Development in Base Metals. Daniel has a Civil Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Chile and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Athalie Williams
Athalie Williams Chief People Officer

 

BA (Hons).

Experience:

Athalie joined BHP in 2007 and was appointed to the Group Management Committee as President, Human Resources in January 2015. Ms Williams’ title changed to Chief People Officer effective 1 July 2015. She has previously held senior Human Resources positions including Vice President Human Resources Marketing, Vice President Human Resources for the Uranium business and Group HR Manager, Executive Resourcing & Development. Prior to BHP, Athalie was an organisation strategy and workforce transformation advisor with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) and National Australia Bank.

Laura Tyler
Laura Tyler Chief Geoscientist
 

BSc (Hons), Geology

MSc, Mining Engineering

Experience:

Laura joined BHP in 2004. After starting her career in the British civil engineering industry, she has over 25 years international experience in mining working across operations spanning civil engineering, open pit mining and underground mining.

In July 2018, Laura was appointed Asset President of Olympic Dam with responsibility for the safe and sustainable operation of one of the world’s most significant polymetallic orebodies producing copper, uranium, gold and silver in remote South Australia.

Prior to this, Laura served as Chief of Staff to the CEO for BHP, as Asset President of the Cannington Mine in Queensland, and held other technical and operational roles at the EKATI Diamond Mine in Canada and corporate HSEC in London.

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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Jonathan Price Chief Transformation Officer
 

MEng (Hons), Metallurgy & Materials Science
MBA, Business Administration

Experience:

Jonathan joined BHP in 2006 and during his 13 years with the Company has worked in the UK, Asia and Australia across a range of commercial, business development and finance roles.

In January 2018, he led the World Class Functions project a program that will deliver improved effectiveness and efficiency across BHP’s functions. In July 2018, Jonathan established the Transformation Office, within which the WCF program sits, assuming the role of Transformation Director, reporting directly to the CEO.

Prior to this, he has demonstrated his strong leadership capabilities with roles in Nickel, Marketing, Iron Ore, led the Investor Relations team in London, and the position of Vice President Finance, supporting Marketing and Global Functions.

Prior to joining BHP, Jonathan held roles at ABN AMRO investment bank in London, servicing metals and mining clients through a period of industry consolidation. 

Jonathan holds a Master’s degree in Metallurgy and a Master of Business Administration.

Geraldine Slattery
Geraldine Slattery President Operations, Petroleum

BSc, Physics
MSc, International Management (Oil & Gas)

Experience:

Geraldine Slattery joined BHP in 1994 and currently leads BHP’s global exploration, development and production operations in Australia, the US, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, and Algeria, with teams based across the world.

Over Geraldine’s 25 year career with BHP, she has worked in roles of increasing complexity and scale in a global portfolio.  Prior to her current appointment which commenced in March 2019, she was Asset President for global production operations. She has fulfilled key leadership roles in the Onshore US business as General Manager Gas Assets, as Vice President of Supply through a period of significant capital expansion, and in leading the Australia offshore FPSO operations. Her earlier experience includes a variety of positions in operations, safety and engineering in the UK and Australia.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Master of Science, International Management (Oil & Gas).

Vandita Pant
Vandita Pant Chief Commercial Officer
 

BCom (Hons)
MBA, Business Administration

Experience:

Vandita was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in July 2019, with global accountabilities for Marketing, Supply and Maritime and for developing the Company’s view on global commodities markets. She is the most senior Asian female in the BHP Group globally. Vandita joined BHP in 2016 as Group Treasurer and Head of Europe, responsible for BHP’s structural financial risk, liquidity investment portfolio, commodity price risk, credit risk, corporate finance, capital management related functions and involved in all strategic transactions with a balance-sheet impact.  

She has over 25 years of international experience having worked in a variety of executive roles in India, Singapore, Japan and, for the last 13 years, in London. Prior to this, she was with the Royal Bank of Scotland where she undertook various challenging mandates as Business Treasurer, Group Head of Capital Management and Markets, and, following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, setting up Global Balance Sheet & Liquidity Management. She spent 11 years with ABN AMRO Bank and 3 years with BNP Paribas in a variety of roles in Strategy & Corporate Finance, Business Development, Commodity Finance and Risk Management. 

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Finance and Marketing.  

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