Christine O’Reilly joins BHP Board, increasing female numbers

Christine O’Reilly joins BHP Board, shooting female membership up to 40 percent


Christine O’Reilly has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Australian mining company, BHP.

She joins other female members of the Board including Anita Frew, Susan Kilsby, Shriti Vadera, Caroline Cox, Vandita Pant, Geraldine Slattery, Laura Tyler and Athalie Williams. 

O’Reilly is currently serving as non-executive director of Stockland, Medibank Private, Transurban Group and CSL Limited. She  has worked in executive and non-executive roles with a focus on corporate transformational change, debt and equity capital markets and merger acquisitions for over three decades.

BHP chair Ken Mackenzie said in a statement that O’Reilly’s appointment will continue BHP’s rigorous approach to board succession.

“We are delighted O’Reilly will be joining our board,” Mackenzie said. “Her extensive executive and non-executive experience in financial and operation roles and her wide range of skills will help to strengthen the board’s experience and expertise. She will bring deep financial and public policy expertise as well as valuable insight and experience in large scale capital projects and transformational strategy.”

From mid-October, O’Reilly will also be part of BHP’s risk and audit and remuneration committees, making use of her attributes, skills and experience.

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