Lindsay Maxsted, Independent, BHP Billiton

DipBus (Gordon), FCA, FAICD/Independent

Lindsay has been a Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since March 2011.

Skills and experience:

Lindsay is a corporate recovery specialist who has managed a number of Australia’s largest corporate insolvency and restructuring engagements and, until 2011, continued to undertake consultancy work in the restructuring advisory field. He was the Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Australia between 2001 and 2007. Lindsay is the Board’s nominated ‘audit committee financial expert’ for the purposes of the US Securities and Exchange Commission Rules, and the Board is satisfied that he has recent and relevant financial experience for the purposes of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules and the UK Corporate Governance Code.

Other directorships and offices (current and recent):

  • Chairman of Westpac Banking Corporation (since December 2011) and a Director (since March 2008).
  • Chairman of Transurban Group (since August 2010) and a Director (since March 2008).
  • Director and Honorary Treasurer of Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute (since June 2005).

Board Committee membership:

  • Chairman of the Risk and Audit Committee.

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