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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 Chair 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:

  • Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
Mike Henry
Mike Henry BSc (Chem). / Non-independent

Mike was appointed as a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc in January 2020. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2020.

Skills and experience:

Mike Henry has over 30 years’ experience in the resources industry, including in Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe.

Prior to being appointed CEO, Mike led BHP’s Minerals business in Australia. He has been with BHP since 2003 and has held leadership roles spanning operational, commercial, and technical. He was President Coal from 2015-2016 and President HSE, Marketing and Technology from 2013-2014.  Mike has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team since 2011. Prior to joining BHP, Mike worked in the resources industry in Canada, Japan and Australia.

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 executive experience across a range of diversified industries. He has deep financial expertise, and extensive experience in capital allocation discipline, commodity value chains and strategy.

Terry is currently Chair of the Operations Group at BGH Capital, and a Non-executive Director of Transurban Group.

Prior to this, Terry served as Managing Partner and Head of the Operations Group at BGH Capital. He also previously 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. Terry is a former Director of Gresham Partners and past President of the National Executive of the Group of 100 Inc.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director of Transurban Group (since February 2020).
  • Director of Navitas Pty Limited (since July 2019).    
  • Chair (since 2020) and Former Head of the Operations Group (from January 2018 to January 2020) at BGH Capital.
  • Director of West Coast Eagles Football Club (since 2017).
  • Former Executive Director and Finance Director of Wesfarmers Limited (from 2009 to 2017).
  • Former Chair of West Australian Opera Company Incorporated (from July 2014 to December 2017).
  • Former Director of Gresham Partners Holdings Limited and Gresham Partners Group Limited (from 2009 to 2017).

Board Committee memberships:

  • Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee.
  • Member of the Nomination and Governance 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):

  • Chair of Orica Limited (since January 2016) and a Director (since December 2015).
  • Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (since July 2014).
  • Former Chair of Asciano Limited (from October 2009 to August 2016).
  • Former Director of Coates Group Holdings Pty Ltd (from January 2008 to July 2013).
  • Former Chair 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.
Xiaoqun Clever Diploma in Computer Science and International Marketing, MBA / Independent

Xiaoqun has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since October 2020.

 

Skills and experience:

 

Xiaoqun has over 20 years’ experience in technology with a focus on software engineering, data and analytics, cyber security and digitalisation. She held various roles with SAP SE from 1997 to 2013, including Chief Operating Officer of Technology and Innovation, Senior Vice-President of Design and New Applications and Executive Vice-President and President of Labs in China. Since 2014, Ms Clever has held senior roles at Ringier AG and ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE as Chief Technology Officer.

 

Xiaoqun currently serves on the boards of Capgemini SE, Infineon Technologies AG and Amadeus IT Group SA.

 

 

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

 

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Infineon Technologies AG (since February 2020).
  • Non-executive Director of Capgemini SE (since May 2019).
  • Non-executive Director of Amadeus IT Group SA (since June 2020).
  • Member of the Administrative Board of Cornelsen Group (since October 2019).
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Nuremberg Institute for Market Decisions e.V. (since June 2019).
  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LuxNova Suisse GmbH (since April 2018).
  • Former member of the Advisory Board of Maxingvest AG (from January 2017 to February 2021).
  • Former member of the Supervisory Board of Allianz Elementar Versicherungs and Lebensversicherungs AG (from January 2015 to August 2020).
  • Former Board Member of DeinDeal AG (from June 2016 to February 2019).
  • Former member of the Executive Board of Ringier AG (from January 2016 to February 2019).

 

Board Committee membership:

 

  • Member of the Risk and Audit 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 Chair of Polymetal International plc and a Non-executive Director of I-Pulse Inc.

Ian is the former Chair 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. He is a Director of the Leadership for Conservation in Africa (a not-for-profit organisation), and is the Chair 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):

  • Chair of Polymetal International plc (since April 2019).
  • Director of I-Pulse Inc (since April 2019).
  • Former Director of Orica Limited (from 2010 to August 2019).    
  • Former Director (from 2013 to 2019) and Chair (from 2016 to May 2019) of BlackRock World Mining Trust plc.
  • Former Director (from 2011 to June 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 Chair (from 2010 to 2013) and Non-executive Chair (from 2013 to 2017) of Petmin Limited.
  • Former Chair 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 has extensive board, strategy, marketing, governance and risk management experience in the chemicals, engineering, water and finance industries. She is the Chair of Croda International Plc and until recently was the Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director of Lloyds Banking Group. Anita has also held previous roles as the Chair 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 Chair of Croda International Plc (since September 2015).
  • Former Director (from 2010 to May 2020), Deputy Chair (from December 2014 to May 2020) and Senior Independent Director (from May 2017 to December 2019) 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 Chair of Victrex Plc (from 2008 to October 2014).

Board Committee membership:

  • Member of the Remuneration Committee.
  • Member of the Risk and Audit Committee.
Gary Goldberg BS, MBA / Independent

Gary has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since February 2020 and the Senior Independent Director of BHP Group Plc since 22 December 2020.

Skills and experience:

Mr Goldberg has more than 35 years’ of global experience in the mining industry, including in executive, operational and strategic roles.

In his most recent role, Gary Goldberg served as Chief Executive Officer of Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, which is one of the world’s largest gold producers. Prior to joining Newmont in 2011, Mr Goldberg spent 30 years at Rio Tinto where he held senior executive roles, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals Inc., and in leadership roles in Rio Tinto’s coal, gold, copper and industrial minerals businesses.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Former Advisor, Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (from October 2019 to March 2020).
  • Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Newmont Mining Corporation (from 2013 to 2019), and Chief Executive of the merged Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (April 2019 – September 2019).
  • Former Director (from 2013 to 2019) and Treasurer (from 2017 to 2019) of the International Council on Mining and Metals.
  • Former Vice Chair of the World Gold Council (from 2017 to 2019).
  • Former Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum for Mining and Metals Governors (from 2016 to 2017).
  • Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals Inc. (from 2006 to 2011).

Board Committee memberships:

  • Member of the Remuneration Committee
  • Member of the Sustainability Committee
  • Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
Susan Kilsby
Susan Kilsby MBA, BEcon / Independent
 

Susan has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since 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 Chair of EMEA Mergers and Acquisitions. Susan also has non-executive experience across multiple industries. Susan was previously the Chair of Shire plc and the Senior Independent Director at BBA Aviation plc. She is currently the Senior Independent Director of Diageo plc, the Chair of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., and a Non-executive Director of Unilever N.V. and Unilever plc., and NHS England.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director of NHS England (since January 2021).
  • Director (since 2018) and Senior Independent Director (since October 2019) of Diageo Plc.
  • Director (since 2015) and Chair (since January 2021) of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.
  • Director of Unilever N.V and Unilever plc (since August 2019).
  • Member of the UK Takeover Panel.
  • Former Director (from 2011 to 2019) and Chair (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).

Board Committee memberships:

  • Member of the Remuneration 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 significant global executive experience, including in oil and gas, capital allocation discipline, commodity value chains and health, safety and environment. John has also held roles as a non-executive director on a number of boards.

John spent the majority of his career in various leadership, technical and operational roles at BP Plc . He 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 Chair of Amromco Energy LLC and White Rose Energy Ventures LLP. John retired from the boards of Weir Group Plc and one of First Reserve’s portfolio companies, DOF Subsea AS, in 2018, and is currently on the board of ERM Worldwide Group Limited.

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:

  • Chair of the Sustainability Committee.
  • Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee
Christine O
Christine O'Reilly BBus / Independent

Christine has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since October 2020.

Skills and Experience

Christine has extensive experience in both executive and non-executive roles with deep financial and public policy expertise, as well as valuable experience in large-scale capital projects and transformational strategy. Christine is currently a Non-executive Director of Stockland Limited, Medibank Private Limited and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute; and was previously a Non-executive Director of Transurban Group, CSL Limited and Energy Australia Holdings Limited.

Christine has over 30 years’ executive experience in the financial and infrastructure sectors, including as the Chief Executive Officer of the GasNet Australia Group and as Co-Head of Unlisted Infrastructure Investments at Colonial First State Global Asset Management.
 

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Non-executive Director of Medibank Private Limited (since March 2014).
  • Non-executive Director of Stockland Limited (since August 2018).   
  • Non-executive Director of Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (since July 2013).
  • Former Non-executive Director of CSL Limited (from February 2011 to October 2020).
  • Former Non-executive Director of Transurban Group (April 2012 to October 2020).
  • Former Non-executive Director of Energy Australia Holdings Limited (from September 2012 to August 2018).

Board Committee memberships:

  • Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
  • Member of the Risk and Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
Dion Weisler Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing), Honorary Doctor of Laws / Independent

 

Dion has been a Director of BHP Group Limited and BHP Group Plc since June 2020.

Skills and experience:

Dion has extensive global executive experience, including in chief executive and operational roles. Dion served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of HP Inc. from 2015 to 2019 and after stepping down from his President and CEO role, remained at HP Inc. as a Director and Senior Executive Adviser until May 2020. Prior to joining HP in 2012, Dion held a number of senior executive roles at Lenovo Group Limited, including as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Product and Mobile Internet Digital Home Groups, and as Vice President and General Manager, South East Asia. Dion also has experience at Telstra Corporation as the General Manager Conferencing and Collaboration, and from 1987 to 2001 held various positions at Acer Inc., including as Managing Director, Acer UK.

Dion is currently a Non-executive Director of Intel Corporation and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Director of Intel Corporation (since 2020).
  • Director of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (since 2017).
  • Former President and Chief Executive Officer (from 2015 to October 2019), Director (from 2015 to May 2020) and Senior Executive Adviser (from November 2019 to May 2020) at HP Inc.

Board Committee membership:

  • Member of the Remuneration Committee.
Stefanie Wilkinson Group Company Secretary

BA (Hons), LLB, LLM

Experience:

Stefanie was appointed Group Company Secretary at BHP effective March 2021. Prior to BHP, Stefanie was a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, a firm she was with for 15 years, specialising in corporate law and governance for listed companies. Earlier in her career, Stefanie was a solicitor at Allen & Overy in the Middle East. Stefanie is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Mike Henry
Mike Henry Chief Executive Officer
 

BSc (Chem).

Experience:

Mike Henry was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BHP on 1 January 2020. He has over 30 years’ experience in the resources industry, including in Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe.

Prior to being appointed CEO, Mike led BHP’s Minerals business in Australia. He has been with BHP since 2003 and has held leadership roles spanning operational, commercial, and technical. He was President Coal from 2015-2016 and President HSE, Marketing and Technology from 2013-2014. Mike has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team since 2011. Prior to joining BHP, Mike worked in the resources industry in Canada, Japan and Australia.

David Lamont
David Lamont Chief Financial Officer
 

BComm, CA.

Experience:

David has more than 30 years’ global financial experience working across a diverse range of industries, including mining.

Prior to his appointment as BHP’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in December 2020, David was the CFO of ASX-listed global biotech company CSL Limited. He has also held the positions of CFO and Executive Director at Minerals and Metals Group and has previously served as CFO for several other multinational public companies, including OZ Minerals Limited, PaperlinX Limited and Incitec Limited.

David has also held senior roles at BHP between 2001 and 2006, including as CFO of its Carbon Steel Materials and Energy Coal businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Deakin University, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia) and a Director of Financial Executives Institute of Australia.

 
Caroline Cox
Caroline Cox Chief Legal, Governance and External Affairs Officer

BA (Hons), MA, LLB, BCL

Experience:

Caroline was appointed Chief Legal, Governance and External Affairs Officer at BHP effective November 2020. Caroline joined BHP in 2015 as Vice President Legal and was appointed Group General Counsel in March 2016, a role she continues to hold. Prior to BHP, Caroline was a Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, a firm she was with for 11 years, specialising in cross-border transactions, disputes and regulatory investigations. Earlier in her career, Caroline was a solicitor at the Canadian law firm, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt and clerked for Judges at the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench.

Ragnar Udd President Operations, Minerals Americas
 

BAppSc (Mining Engineering), MEng, MBA

Experience: 

Ragnar has more than 20 years’ experience in the global resources industry, including in Australia and North America, and brings strong operational and leadership experience.

He joined BHP in 1997 and has held a number of senior leadership positions across operations, logistics, projects, infrastructure and technology. In 2015, Ragnar was appointed BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Asset President. He served as president of the Queensland Resources Council from 2016 to 2019.

From late 2018, Ragnar was BHP’s Vice President Technology Global Transformation. He was appointed Acting Chief Technology Officer in December 2019, and in that time has realigned the global technology function, reduced costs and refocused priorities to better support BHP’s operational assets. Prior to joining BHP, he held other roles in the base metals industry.

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.

Edgar
Laura Tyler Chief Technical Officer
 

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.

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.  

Edgar
Edgar Basto President Minerals Australia

BSc, Metallurgy (Cum Laude distinction)

Experience:

Edgar was appointed President Minerals Australia on 1 July 2020 and is responsible for BHP’s iron ore and nickel operations in Western Australia, metallurgical and energy coal in Queensland and New South Wales, and copper in South Australia. Edgar has been Asset President of Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) since March 2016 and Acting President Operations Minerals Australia since November 2019. As Asset President WAIO, Edgar has been responsible for BHP’s WA Iron Ore operations, which include an integrated system of four processing hubs and five mines connected by more than 1,000 kilometres of rail infrastructure and port facilities in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia. 

Edgar has held key leadership roles across BHP including Vice President Global Health, Safety, Environment, Communities (HSEC), Chief Operating Officer for Base Metals Americas and Australia, Asset President Escondida and Acting President Copper.   

Johan
Johan van Jaarsveld Chief Development Officer

B.Eng (Chem)
MCom, Applied Finance
PhD (Eng), Extractive Metallurgy

Experience:

Johan was appointed Chief Development Officer at BHP, effective September 2020. In this newly elevated role, Johan is responsible for acquisitions and divestments, securing options in future-facing commodities, ventures and innovation, and strategy. Johan joined BHP in 2016 as Group Portfolio Strategy and Development Officer. 

Prior to joining BHP, Johan held executive positions in resources and finance, including at Barrick Gold Corporation, Goldman Sachs and The Blackstone Group. He has more than 20 years’ experience, working across Asia, Canada, Australia and South Africa. 

Johan holds a PhD in Engineering (Extractive Metallurgy) from the University of Melbourne, a Masters in Finance from the Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. 

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