PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Diversified miner South32 has announced the election of Karen Wood as chair elect, to succeed David Crawford, effective from April 12.
Crawford is expected to retire as chairperson and a nonexecutive director of South32.
“It has been an honour to serve as the first chairperson of South32 and I am delighted that Karen has been elected as my successor. Her experience in strategy and governance and her people skills, position her well to lead the board,” Crawford said.
Wood joined the South32 board as an independent nonexecutive director in November 2017, and is a member of the Remuneration Committee, Sustainability Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee.
She served on the executive team of mining major BHP from 2001 until her retirement in 2014.