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​BHP Billiton today announced that Mike Fraser will join the Group Management Committee as President, Human Resources; part of the role currently held by Karen Wood.

Mike is currently Head, Group Human Resources based at the Company’s head office in Melbourne.  He joined the Company in 2000 and has served in a range of human resources roles including as Human Resources Vice President for the Aluminium and Energy Coal businesses, and for South Africa.  Before his appointment to Group Human Resources in January 2013 he was Asset President, Mozal in the Aluminium business based in Mozambique.

Karen Wood will remain a member of the Group Management Committee as President, Public Affairs.  Having now completed the transition activities associated with the appointment of Andrew Mackenzie as Chief Executive she will continue to assist Andrew on a range of specific corporate and Board issues including development and succession and executive remuneration.

Mike will continue to be based in Melbourne.  His appointment to the Group Management Committee is effective 27 August 2013.

Marcus Randolph, former Chief Executive Ferrous and Coal who retired from the Group Management Committee on 10 May, has returned from his period of sick leave and will retire from the Company on 2 September 2013.

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