Paul Anderson

Independent non-executive director

Tenure: appointed 1 February 2010

Board and committee activities:
Member of the safety, ethics and environment assurance, geopolitical and chairman's committees

Outside interests:
No external appointments

Age: 69

Nationality: American


Paul Anderson was formerly chief executive at BHP Billiton and Duke Energy, where he also served as chairman of the board. Having previously been chief executive officer and managing director of BHP Limited and then BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc, he rejoined these latter two boards in 2006 as a non-executive director, retiring in January 2010. Previously he served as a non-executive director of BAE Systems PLC and on a number of boards in the US and Australia, and was also chief executive officer of Pan Energy Corp.

Relevant experience and skills

Paul Anderson has spent his career in the energy industry working with global organizations, and brings the skills of a experienced chairman and chief executive officer to the board. As chairman of the SEEAC since 2012, he has maintained the board’s focus on safety and broader non-financial issues. This year he has worked with Brendan Nelson to integrate the oversight of the SEEAC with that of the audit committee, to provide a cohesive and robust overview of business risks.

His experience of business in the US and its regulatory environment has greatly assisted the work of the Gulf of Mexico committee and is an asset to the geopolitical committee.

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