People: BHP Billiton Ltd (BHP)
16 Dec 2013
Dr. Sir John G. Buchanan, Ph.D., has been Senior Non-Executive Independent of BHP Billiton Limited since February 2003. Educated at Auckland, Oxford and Harvard, Sir John has broad international business experience gained in large and complex international businesses. He has substantial experience in the petroleum industry and knowledge of the international investor community. Sir John has held various leadership roles in strategic, financial, operational and marketing positions, including executive experience in different countries. He is a former Executive Director and Group Chief Financial Officer of BP, Treasurer and Chief Executive of BP Finance and Chief Operating Officer of BP Chemicals. He has been Chairman of ARM Holdings Plc (UK) (since May 2012); Chairman of Smith & Nephew Plc (since April 2006) and former Deputy Chairman (from February 2005 to April 2006); Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (UK) (since May 2008); Member of Advisory Board of Ondra Bank (since June 2009); Chairman of the UK Trustees for the Christchurch Earthquake appeal; Former Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Vodafone Group Plc (from July 2006 to July 2012) and Director (from April 2003 to July 2012; and Former Director of AstraZeneca Plc (from April 2002 to April 2010). He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee.
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