BHP reshuffles executive

Mike Fraser to replace Karen Wood as human resources president.

Mike Fraser will this week join BHP Billiton's (BHP) group management committee as president of human resources, replacing Karen Wood.

In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange, BHP said Ms Wood will remain a part of the group management committee as president of public affairs.

Mr Fraser is currently head of group human resources based at BHP's head office in Melbourne.

His appointment is effective from August 27.