About Our Speaker

Malcolm Broomhead, Chairman, Asciano Ltd and Orica Ltd, and Non-Executive Director, BHP Billiton Ltd and Plc.

Malcolm is a professional Non-Executive Director.  His Directorships include BHP Billiton Limited and Plc, Asciano Limited (where he is also Chairman) and Orica Limited (Chairman).  His not-for-profit Boards include Opportunity International Australia and Walter & Eliza Hall Institute. 

Malcolm was formerly Managing Director and CEO of Orica Limited from 2001 until September 2005.  Prior to Orica, Malcolm was Managing Director and CEO of the global diversified resources company North Limited.  He has had extensive experience in the resources industry, as well as in finance, investment and construction activities.  He has worked in management positions with Halcrow (UK), MIM Holdings, Peko Wallsend and Industrial Equity.

He is on the board of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, along with fellow University of Queensland graduate Steven Skala AO (Vice President).

Malcolm holds degrees in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Queensland. 

His interests are family, walking, skiing and involvement with various charity groups.  He has four children and lives in Melbourne.


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