Mr. Hey, aged 50, has served on the Executive Committee of the Company since August 2013 in his capacity as the Executive General Manager − Stakeholder Relations. His present role title is Executive General Manager – Corporate Relations.
In this role, he is responsible for Stakeholder Relations, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Global Business Services and Technology. He is also a director of a number of subsidiaries of the Company. Prior to joining the Company as General Manager − Stakeholder and Investor Relations in April 2011, Mr. Hey was the General Manager − Media and Reputation at Foster’s Group since 2005. He was previously the Group Manager − Public Affairs for WMC Resources Limited, up to its acquisition by BHP Billiton Limited in 2005.
Mr. Hey began his career in economic and public policy consultancy at the Allen Consulting Group and Australian Centre for Corporate Public Affairs, before working across the aviation, entertainment and mining sectors. Mr. Hey has over 20 years’ experience in government, media, community and investor relations, economic and public policy, industry association and communications management. Mr. Hey has dual degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is the recipient of an Australia-Japan Foundation Language Scholarship at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan.
The transition to a green energy future has been a key focus on the first day of International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). A key challenge facing the transition is the lack of available critical minerals to help build green technologies.