A new path to reconciliation

A new path to reconciliation

Jan 31
Speaking for the first time on a CEDA platform in Australia, BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie will reflect on corporate Australia’s opportunity to play its part in our nation’s answer to the call from Indigenous Australia to reconcile the past and together forge a better future.


Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive Officer, BHP

Event overview

Over many years, BHP has played an important role in the push for reconciliation in Australia. CEDA is honoured that BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie will use his first presentation on a CEDA stage to address the critical issue of how to galvanise support and action for reconciliation in Australia. BHP was one of the first businesses to launch a Reconciliation Action Plan in 2007, with its most recent iteration granted Elevate status. Andrew will reflect on BHP’s lessons and aspirations for the future of reconciliation.

Event presentations

Andrew Mackenzie, BHP MP3 | PDF

Prof. Megan Davis, UNSW Sydney MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Andrew Mackenzie
Chief Executive Officer, BHP

Andrew 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.
He 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.
Andrew 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.

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