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New appointment to BHP Billiton board

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Ken MacKenzie has been appointed to the BHP Billiton board as an independent Non-executive Director, effective as of 22 September 2016.

From 2005 until 2015, MacKenzie served as the Managing Director and CEO of Amcor Ltd, a global packaging company with operations in over 40 countries. He is currently a Senior Adviser with McKinsey & Co. and serves on the Advisory Boards of American Securities Capital Partners and Adamantem Capital.

BHP Billiton Chairman, Jac Nasser, said MacKenzie’s appointment reflected the board’s commitment to a structured and rigorous approach to board succession and planning, having regard to the skills, experience and attributes required to effectively govern the business.

“Ken will be a great addition to the Board of BHP Billiton. He will bring extensive global and executive experience, and a deeply strategic approach. He has a proven track record, having led a successful company in a challenging sector for a decade,” he said.

MacKenzie’s recent appointment to the board takes the number of non-executive Directors to eleven.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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