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BHP names packaging guru MacKenzie as new chairman


By James Regan and Sonali PaulSYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mining giant BHP on Friday named successful packaging executive Ken MacKenzie as its next chairman, handing him the job of tackling calls to dump its oil business and overhaul the board.MacKenzie, 53, succeeds Jac Nasser from Sept. 1, after activist shareholders have challenged the world's biggest miner to revamp its structure and improve returns.Investors welcomed the appointment of MacKenzie, who said he plans to meet shareholders in the coming weeks to listen to their views. He was seen as one of Australia's most successful chief ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 17:31 IST