BHP carries out management changes

BHP has announced changes in its management structure, with more focus on petroleum.

In the second major shift for Dean Dalla Valle in less than a year, BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie stated Dalla Valle’s current role as head of HSE, marketing and technology will expand to encompass the position of chief commercial officer, assuming accountability for potash.

Late last year Dalla Valle stepped down from his role as head of coal to take up his current position.

This alteration in the miner’s commodity make up “allows BHP Billiton petroleum head, Tim Cutt, to concentrate exclusively on growing the value of the Petroleum Business,” BHP said in a company statement.

As part of this narrowing of Cutt’s portfolio his title will now change to president petroleum.

Cutt’s title change is effective from 1 July, while potash will come under Dalla Valle’s remit from 1 August.

“These portfolio changes recognise the depth of skill and ongoing contribution of both Dean and Tim to BHP Billiton,” Mackenzie said.

In addition to these major changes, BHP is also changing the titles of Athalie Williams from president, human resources to chief people officer, while Tony Cudmore’s title will change from president, corporate affairs, to chief public affairs officer.

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