BHP has announced the appointment of a new Non-executive Director who will be stepping into the role after former director, Ian Cockerill, retired as of 4 April. 

Don Lindsay has been appointed as a Director, and is set to commence in the role on 1 May.  

In January 2024, Mr Cockerill was appointed CEO and Executive Director of Endeavour Mining, a gold producer listed on the London Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr Cockerill has stepped down as a BHP Director given the time commitment associated with his executive appointment. 

Mr Cockerill joined the Board of BHP Group in April 2019 and has been a member of the Risk and Audit Committee and Sustainability Committee.

Mr Lindsay has over 35 years of experience in the resources sector and investment banking. From 2005 to 2022, Mr Lindsay was the President and CEO of Teck Resources and prior to this, he worked for almost 20 years with CIBC World Markets Inc., where he served as President, Head of Investment and Corporate Banking and Head of the Asia Pacific Region. 

Mr Lindsay is currently the Chair of Manulife Financial Corporation and has also served as the Chair of the Board of Governors for Mining and Metals for the World Economic Forum, Chair of the International Council on Mining and Metals and Chair of the Business Council of Canada. 

Mr Lindsay has a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada and Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

BHP’s Chair, Ken MacKenzie, thanked Mr Cockerill for his considerable contribution to the Board and BHP during his time as a Director. 

“Ian’s deep global technical and operational experience across a range of commodities has provided valuable insights and perspectives through a period of significant change for BHP and he has been committed to creating shareholder value,” Mr MacKenzie said. 

“On behalf of the Board, I wish Ian success in his executive role and all the best for the future.

“We are delighted to announce that Don Lindsay will join BHP. Don has extensive experience in global mining operations, having been the CEO of Canadian diversified mining company Teck Resources for 17 years. 

“Don brings a strong focus on global resource development, growth and value creation and community health safety and education. We look forward to welcoming Don to the Board on 1 May 2024.”

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