Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
BHP Billiton announce that it has appointed Andrew Mackenzie as Group Executive and Chief Executive Non Ferrous. Mr Mackenzie will be a member of the Group Management Committee.
Mr Mackenzie will assume the role following the succession of Marius Kloppers from the position of Group President Non Ferrous to Chief Executive Officer on 1 October this year.
Mr Mackenzie, 50 and British, has around 30 years working experience in minerals, metals, oil and gas. He joins BHP Billiton from Rio Tinto, where he was Chief Executive, Diamonds and Industrial Minerals. Previously he was Group Vice President, BP Petrochemicals. He spent 22 years with BP, primarily in the UK and North America in senior positions including head of Capital Markets in BP Finance, chief reservoir engineer with oversight of oil and gas reserves and production, head of Government and Public Affairs worldwide and Group Vice-President Technology. Mr Mackenzie is a non-executive director of Centrica.
BHP Billiton Chief Executive Officer Marius Kloppers welcomed Mr Mackenzie to the Group Management Committee. â€œAndrew has extensive experience in our sector and will be a valuable addition to our executive team. I look forward to working with him as we strive to meet the growing demand for our commodities,â€ Mr Kloppers said.
Mr Mackenzie will be based in London. No start date has yet been fixed. His employment contract with Rio Tinto contains obligations in relation to a period of notice that he will observe.