Brendan Harris


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Brendan Harris started as South32’s Chief Financial Officer right from the beginning and played an integral role in the set-up, demerger and listing of the company. He is responsible for corporate reporting, corporate affairs, investor relations, risk and assurance, tax, treasury and planning. In 2019 he became the company's Chief Commercial Officer and 2020 he shifted to its CHRO. Before joining South32 Brendan was Head of Investor Relations at BHP Billiton from 2011 to 2014 and Vice President Investor Relations Australasia from July 2010. He has held various roles in investment banking including Executive Director Metals and Mining Research at Macquarie Equities. He has a B.Sc from Flinders University.

2020 - Present    Chief Human Resources Officer, South32
2019 - 202o         Chief Comercial Officer, South32
2015 – 2019         Chief Financial Officer, South32
2011 – 2015         Head of Investor Relations, BHP Billiton
2001 – 2010         Executive Director, Metals & Mining Research, Macquarie Equities

1989 – 1992         Bachelor of Science, Geology and Geophysics, Flinders University

About South32: South32 Ltd operates as a diversified metals and mining company primarily in Australia, Southern Africa, and South America. The company has a portfolio of assets producing alumina, aluminium, bauxite, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese ore and alloy, ferronickel, silver, lead and zinc. It also exports its products. The company was formerly known as BHP Coal Holdings Pty Limited and changed its name to South32 Limited in March 2015. South32 Limited was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.


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