New CFO at world’s biggest mining group

World number-one miner BHP Billiton has chosen its aluminium division
president, Alex Vanselow, a certified Australian accountant to take over as
chief financial officer as part of wider management changes made at the company.

BHP Billiton’s current chief financial officer Chris Lynch will become group
president of the carbon steel materials division, replacing Bob Kirkby who will
retire at the end of the year.

Kirkby will retain responsibility for energy coal, supply and project
development services and have responsibility for country offices in Brazil,
India and Mongolia until his retirement.

The appointments all take effect from April 1.

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