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Newsmaker: BHP's new chairman built reputation on Amcor turnaround

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By James Regan and Sonali PaulSYDNEY (Reuters) - BHP's new chairman Ken MacKenzie, an avid sailor, is not afraid to rock the boat.In his first two years running Australian packaging group Amcor Ltd, Canadian-born MacKenzie replaced 75 percent of the firm's top 80 managers.He implemented an aggressive turnaround plan, oversaw a company-changing $2 billion acquisition of the Alcan packaging businesses and pushed through a spin off of its Australian boxes and bottles arm."He comes from a very strong background, very focused on shareholder value creation, very disciplined in his approach there. ...

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 08:40 IST
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