The dramatic difference between BHP's current and past CEOs in one chart

Here's how Andrew Mackenzie is transforming the company.

If you were ever wondering just how much difference a new CEO could make to a company, look no further than the chart below.

Andrew Mackenzie took up the helm at mining giant BHP Billiton 18 months ago and has spent that time honing its focus and attempting to boost productivity. According to Stephen Bartholomeusz, the process has led to an array of positive results, one of which is a drastic cleanout of its future projects pipeline.

Each year the company publishes a bubble graph showing the value and timing of its future projects. Take a look at the stark difference in the company’s graph during his predecessor Marius Klopper’s tenure and now following Mackenzie’s first full reporting year in the role.

{{content.question}}

Mastercard

{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'An SMS verification code has been sent ...' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you have already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to complete your SMS verification

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Verify your mobile number to proceed…

Please check your mobile number below and press the Send Verification Code button. This will be used to complete your verification in the next step.

Please sign up for full access

Mastercard

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Please click on the ACTIVATE button to finalise your membership

Mastercard

The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles