Governance documentsThe BHP Foundation has a dedicated Board of Directors and operates consistently with the BHP Charter values and the BHP Code. The Foundation is committed to robust governance and aims to set an example in purposeful transparency by reporting openly on progress in each of its projects.
Board of Directors
Chip Goodyear was appointed a director of the BHP Foundation in September 2018 and Chairman in January 2019. Chip was Chief Executive Officer of BHP from 2003 until 2007 and, prior to that time, held a number of senior executive roles with BHP, including Chief Financial Officer of BHP (1999 – 2001) and Chief Development Officer (2001 – 2003). Prior to joining BHP, Chip was President of Goodyear Capital Corporation and Executive Vice-President & CFO of Freeport-McMoRan.
Chip currently serves as a member of a number of Boards and Advisory Boards.
Chip also serves on the Board of Trustees of Yale University and is Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National WWII Museum (US).
Tony Cudmore was appointed as a Director of the BHP Foundation in October 2015. He is also Group Sustainability & Public Policy Officer for BHP. Tony joined BHP in March 2014 and was Chief Public Affairs Officer before being appointed to his current role in April 2016. Prior to BHP, Tony worked with ExxonMobil for 13 years and held a wide range of senior and global Corporate Affairs roles in Australia and the United States. Before joining ExxonMobil, Tony was a Media Relations and Policy Adviser before becoming Principal Adviser to then Premier of Victoria, The Hon Jeff Kennett MP, followed by his role as Assistant Director of the Australian Institute of Petroleum.
Mauro Neves de Moraes was appointed as a Director of the BHP Foundation in September 2019. Mauro joined BHP in 2017. As Asset President, Mauro leads the Escondida Leadership Team to maximize the potential of the business by embedding a high performing culture with safety as the first priority.
Prior to BHP, Mauro was Executive Vice President, Commercial & Marketing at Aurizon in Australia. He also spent nine years with Vale in different roles including the Global Director for Coal business.
Mauro currently chairs the boards of FME “Fundación Minera Escondida” and CEIM “Centro Educacional Industrial Minero”.
Geraldine Slattery was appointed as a Director of the BHP Foundation in September 2019. Geraldine 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.
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 also 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 a variety of technical, safety and operational roles in BHP’s assets in the UK and in Australia.
Graham Tiver was appointed as a Director of the BHP Foundation in September 2019. He is also the Group Financial Controller for BHP. Graham started his career as a BHP Finance Graduate and has over 25 years’ experience working for BHP and WMC. He has worked in Australia, the US and Chile gaining experience in the Iron Ore, Steel, Nickel and Copper businesses before being appointed to his current role in April 2016. Graham is a member of BHP’s Financial Risk Management Committee accountable for overseeing company-wide material financial risks and contracts.
Athalie Williams was appointed as a Director of the BHP Foundation in September 2015. Athalie joined BHP in 2007 and was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team as President, Human Resources in January 2015. Athalie's 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.
Executive Officer and President
James Ensor was appointed Executive Officer and President of the BHP Foundation in July 2016. James joined BHP in 2014 as Group Senior Manager Social Policy contributing to BHP policy and practice in relation to issues including human rights, Indigenous peoples, anti-corruption and transparency. Prior to joining BHP, James was Policy & Program Director of international development agency Oxfam between 2001 and 2012, and in this role was a member of BHP’s Forum on Corporate Responsibility. Prior to joining Oxfam, James represented the interests of the Aboriginal traditional owners of Australia’s Northern Territory in relation to land claims, community and enterprise development and exploration and mining activity on their lands.