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New iron ore and copper bosses at BHP

After BHP announced a suite of leadership changes in December, the major miner has revealed further movements, including a new iron ore and copper boss.

The Australian Financial Review has reported that Tim Day will step into Brandon Craig’s role of asset president of Western Australian iron ore (WAIO), with Anna Wiley to become BHP’s copper boss in Australia.

Day was previously acting asset president of BHP iron ore between November 2019 and November 2020, having worked his way up the company ranks since joining the major miner in 2008. He was most recently acting asset president of BHP’s BMA coal assets.

Wiley established her career at Rio Tinto, working in management positions in coal, copper and iron ore across more than a decade at the company.

She has been at BHP since 2017, and was most recently the company’s vice president planning and technical.

Wiley will be tasked with growing BHP’s South Australian copper business, centred around the Olympic Dam, Prominent Hill and Carrapateena mines, along with the Oak Dam exploration project.

In December, BHP announced Craig’s promotion from WAIO president to president of Americas, which puts him at the helm of the company’s vast operations across both North and South America, spanning everything from potash to copper.

Craig’s appointment coincided with president of Americas Rag Udd taking on a new position as chief commercial officer (CCO), with Vandita Pant transitioning from CCO to chief financial officer (CFO).

Pant first joined BHP in 2016 and previously served as the company’s group treasurer and head of Europe.

She replaced previous CFO David Lamont, who remains with BHP until February 2025 as a senior executive officer in an advisory and projects capacity.

Chief development officer (CDO) Johan van Jaarsveld was appointed to the position of chief technical officer, with Catherine Raw taking on the CDO role.

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