BHP head of iron ore resigns

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BHP Billiton’s head of iron ore Ian Ashby has announced his resignation after spending more than 25 years with the company.

In a statement today BHP said Ashby will be replaced by the company’s current energy coal president Jimmy Wilson.

Wilson has over 20 years experience within BHP and will move to Perth to take the new position.

Wilson is set to join the team immediately to ensure a smooth transition and will commence the role of head of iron ore on Monday.

Ashby’s resignation follows the recent departure of another top executive, BHP’s aluminium president Jon Dudas.

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