Mining Giant BHP Has Appointed A New CEO, Considered One Of The Top Jobs In Corporate Australia

BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie will step down from the mining giant’s top job next month and be replaced by the company’s head of Australian operations, Mike Henry.

The world’s biggest miner made the announcement on Thursday morning, ending months of speculation over who would be appointed to succeed Mr Mackenzie, who has been in the role for more than six years.

“Mike Henry’s deep operational and commercial experience, developed in a global career spanning the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, is the perfect mix for our next CEO,” BHP chairman Ken MacKenzie said in a statement to the ASX.