BHP’s CTO to step down in early 2020

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BHP has announced that its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Diane Jurgens, will leave the company early next year.

Ms Jurgens, who joined BHP in 2015 and was appointed Chief Technology Officer in February 2016, has played a key role in establishing technology throughout the Group’s value chain, including a new operating model that brought together R&D, operational and information technology, and enhanced company-wide cybersecurity and technical capability.

BHP’s Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Mackenzie, said that after 14 years abroad, Ms Jurgens has decided to move back to the United States to pursue other opportunities and to be closer to her family.

“Diane Jurgens has been instrumental to BHP’s innovation strategy, which has created more efficient, connected and safer operations,” Mr Mackenzie noted.

“We thank Diane for her contribution to BHP and we wish her and her family well for the future.”

The vacant role will be temporarily filled by Rag Udd, currently Vice President Technology Global Transformation, who has been named Acting Chief Technology Officer, effective 14 December 2019.

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