James Agar

James Agar

Group Procurement Officer

BHP

20 years in executive roles across Finance, Commercial, Investor Relations and External Affairs functions. 

James is currently BHP's Group Procurement Officer, leading a global team responsible for procurement activities across the enterprise and developing strategic procurement plans and supplier partnerships to create value through productivity, innovation, social value and decarbonisation.

James was previously Vice President, Communications (since January 2016). In this role, James led BHP’s global internal and external communications, most notably supporting the organisation with the Samarco tailings dam crisis, the shale exit, COVID-19 and the appointment of a new CEO and Chairman. James was also instrumental in driving BHP’s new purpose statement and has overseen a significant uplift in BHP’s reputation.

Prior to this, James was BHP’s Vice President Investor Relations for Australasia and the Americas, based in Melbourne and New York. He also spent five years in various Marketing roles in The Hague and in Singapore, including leading BHP’s global copper metal sales book. James joined BHP in 2002 in the Finance team as part of Group Reporting and is a Chartered Accountant.

 

James Agar

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