Johannesburg, South Africa — 15 May 2012 – BHP Billiton chairman Jac Nasser has announced the appointment of Pat Davies to the company board as an independent non-executive director, effective 1 June 2012.
Davies was the chief executive of Sasol Limited from 1 July 2005 until his retirement on 30 June 2011. He was appointed to the Sasol Board in 1997. Sasol is a global chemical and mining company, with operations in 38 countries and primary listings on the Johannesburg and New York stock exchanges.
Nasser said the appointment of Davies was part of the board’s commitment to continuing skill development and board succession.
Davies’ career with Sasol spanned 36 years and included a number of diverse roles. Prior to becoming chief executive, he was responsible for the group’s oil and gas businesses.
His appointment brings the total number of BHP Billiton non-executive directors to 12.
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