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Sir John Buchanan

Sir John Buchanan

Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc

Executive Bio

John has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since February 2003. He has been designated as the Senior Independent Director of BHP Billiton Plc since his appointment. 

Skills and experience:

Educated at Auckland, Oxford and Harvard, Sir John has broad international business experience gained in large and complex international businesses. He has substantial experience in the petroleum industry and knowledge of the international investor community. He has held various leadership roles in strategic, financial, operational and marketing positions, including executive experience in different countries. He is a former Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer of BP, Treasurer and Chief Executive of BP Finance and Chief Operating Officer of BP Chemicals.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (UK) (since May 2008).

  • Member of Advisory Board of Ondra Bank (since June 2009).
  • Chairman of the UK Trustees for the Christchurch Earthquake appeal.

  • Former Senior Independent Director and Deputy Chairman of Vodafone Group Plc (from July 2006 to July 2012) and Director (from April 2003 to July 2012).

  • Former Director of AstraZeneca Plc (from April 2002 to April 2010).

  • Former Chairman of ARM Holdings Plc (UK) (from May 2013 to April 2014).

  • Former Chairman of Smith & Nephew Plc (from April 2006 to April 2014) and former Deputy Chairman (from February 2005 to April 2006).

Board Committee membership:

  • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

  • Member of the Nomination Committee.

Contact Us

(613) 9609 3333

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