MacKenzie to become BHP chairman

Ken MacKenzie has been elected to succeed Jac Nasser as chairman of BHP Billiton Ltd. effective Sept. 1. Nassar is retiring.

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MacKenzie joined the BHP board as a nonexecutive director in September 2016. He previously served 23 years at Amcor Ltd., a global packaging company with operations in more than 40 countries, during which he was managing director and chief executive officer for 10 years.

Nassar has been a BHP director for 11 years, the last 7 of which were served as chairman.

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