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: 73

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 skills and experience

Paul Anderson has spent his career in the energy industry working with global organizations, and brings the skills of an experienced chairman and chief executive officer to the board. His specific experience of driving safety-related cultural change throughout a business has been invaluable during his tenure as chair of the safety, ethics, and environment assurance committee from 2012 to 2016, and he remains a valuable member of the committee.

Paul’s experience of business in the US and its regulatory environment is a great asset to the geopolitical committee.

Paul Anderson will be retiring from the board at the 2018 AGM in May.

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