Society is demanding more of the mining industry. Today, stakeholders - be it investors, regulators, or employees - want companies to demonstrate that they are making a positive contribution to the environment and tackling climate change. In an exclusive discussion with the Financial Times, Andrew Mackenzie, the Chief Executive of BHP – the world’s biggest mining company - will address the complex challenges faced in delivering the transition to a lower carbon economy.
The Climate for Change
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Agenda - 23rd Jul
8:30amRegistration & Breakfast
9:00amThe Climate for Change
Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive Officer, BHP
in conversation with
Neil Hume, Natural Resources Editor, Financial Times
Andrew Mackenzie was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of BHP effective from 10 May 2013. He joined in 2008 as Chief Executive Non‐Ferrous with responsibility for over half of BHP’s 100,000 strong workforce across four continents. His portfolio included Escondida in Chile, the world’s largest single source of copper.
Mr Mackenzie has over thirty years’ experience in oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals and has held senior positions in BP and Rio Tinto. He has been a Non‐Executive Director of Centrica and has served on the Audit, Remuneration and Corporate & Social Responsibility committees. He has also chaired Demos, one of the UK’s most influential think‐tanks.
Mr Mackenzie has a doctorate in Chemistry and a first‐class degree in Geology. In early 2014 he was announced as being on the Science Council’s list of top 100 UK practising scientists. On 1 May 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.
Neil Hume is the Natural Resources Editor of the Financial Times. Prior to this he was Commodities and Mining Editor, a role he had held since September 2013. He covers the global trade of natural resources, such as iron ore, coal, copper and wheat as well as the political, social and economic aspects of the commodities industry and trading houses. Mr Hume joined the FT as senior stock markets correspondent in 2006. He also helped found FT Alphaville, the FT’s award-winning markets blog. He became editor of Alphaville in 2010 before being appointed the FT’s Australia correspondent in 2012. In addition to editing Alphaville, Mr Hume has written a weekly column for the FT, he won best scoop article at the M&A International Media Awards in 2008 for his story on InBev’s takeover of Budweiser. Prior to joining the FT, he spent six years on The Guardian’s business desk. Mr Hume graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in History and Politics.
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The Climate for Change event will be attended by senior decision-makers from the following sectors:
- Energy, Utilities and Mining
- Engineering and Construction
- Natural Resources
- Green Financiers and Investors
- Government, National, Local, Municipal and Community power
The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.
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BHP is a world-leading resources company. We extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with more than 72,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. We aim to have the best capabilities, best commodities and best assets to create long term value and high returns. We are among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. We also have substantial interests in oil, gas, nickel and energy coal.