Laura Tyler joined BHP Billiton in 2004 and was appointed chief of staff to the CEO in 2015 which made her a member of the executive leadership team in 2016. She was subsequently appointed chief geoscientist in March 2019. Prior to this, Ms Tyler was its asset president of the Cannington Mine. Other roles with BHP Billiton included technical and operational roles at the EKATI Diamond Mine in Canada and corporate HSEC in London. Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Ms Tyler worked for Western Mining Corporation, Newcrest Mining and Mount Isa Mines in various technical and operational roles and also spent 5 years in the civil engineering industry.