New BHP chief shuffles execs to shed management layer

Apr 18, 2013 | 12:44 PM | Deepali Sharma

Tags  Andrew Mackenzie, BHP Billiton, Mike Yeager, Tim Cutt, Alberto Calderon, Daniel Malchuk, Marcus Randolph, Dean Dalla Valle Peter Beaven

SINGAPORE — Weeks before Andrew Mackenzie takes over as chief executive officer of global miner BHP Billiton Plc, the company has announced a major senior management reshuffle that brings operations closer to the top office.

The heads of five divisions—copper, iron ore, coal, petroleum and potash, and aluminum, manganese and nickel—will be part of the group management committee that reports directly to the chief executive officer.

Head of petroleum J. Michael Yeager will retire from the company July 1, and Tim Cutt will take over as president of the company’s petroleum and potash division. ....





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