DIVERSITY: BHP Billiton head of group investments and value management Vanessa Torres. Photo: Attila Csaszar

BHP’s clean slate on diversity

It may be too soon to expect a woman to take the helm of BHP Billiton, but the iron ore giant has revealed an initiative it hopes will lead to greater gender diversity among its management team


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I'm curious- why is it "too soon to expect a woman to take the helm of BHP Billiton"? While the current CEO may not be planning on moving soon, I assume from the comments in the article the position has a "slate" with at least one, if not more female names assigned. This would suggest the next CEO has just as much chance of being a woman as a man. Perhaps the opening comment could have been, "A woman could be next to take the helm at BHP Billiton". What a powerful message that would send about gender diversity.

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