Free Trade: The Driving Force of the Global Economy Business Dinner with Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP
Free trade is vital to the strength of the global economy and the healthy flow of investment around the world. Trade tensions between China and the United States combined with US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports have implications for countries and businesses that depend on open markets in order to thrive. Elsewhere, policy-makers have re-embraced free trade, which has underpinned global growth. It is our collective responsibility to champion the benefits of free trade and create the ideal conditions under which business, countries and the people who live in them will prosper.
Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear from Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP — a world-leading resources company at this exclusive business dinner on Level 17 of the beautiful RACV City Club in Melbourne.
Speaker: Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP
Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of BHP effective from 10 May 2013. He joined in 2008 as Chief Executive Non‐Ferrous with responsibility for over half of BHP’s 100,000 strong workforce across four continents. His portfolio included Escondida in Chile, the world’s largest single source of copper.
He has over thirty years’ experience in oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals and has held senior positions in BP and Rio Tinto. He has been a non‐executive Director of Centrica and has served on the Audit, Remuneration and Corporate & Social Responsibility committees. He has also chaired Demos, one of the UK’s most influential think‐tanks.
Moderator: Dr Christoph Hein, Asia Pacific Correspondent at Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Annual General Meeting
(Click to view the preceding members-only event at Deutsche Bank, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne)
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Business Dinner with Andrew Mackenzie, CEO of BHP
RACV City Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne