QUT Business Leaders Forum - Graham Kerr, South32 CEO

QUT Business Leaders' Forum

Graham Kerr
CEO, South32

24 November, 12.00pm - 2.00pm, Brisbane Hilton

Graham Kerr has been Chief Executive Officer of globally diversified mining and metals company, South32 since October 2014. He led South32 through its demerger from BHP, its public listing in three countries and oversaw the development and implementation of the company’s strategy. Under Mr Kerr's leadership, South32 has undergone significant change to become a truly global, diversified producer of the metals critical to a low-carbon future.

Mr Kerr is passionate about health, safety and sustainability, with a strong track record in global resource development. He joined BHP in 1994 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2011. Previously, Mr Kerr was President of Diamonds and Specialty Products and worked in a wide range of operational and commercial roles across BHP.

As President of Diamonds and Specialty Products, Mr Kerr was accountable for the Ekati Diamond Mine in Canada, the Richards Bay Minerals Joint Venture in South Africa, diamonds exploration in Angola, the Corridor Sands Project in Mozambique and the development of BHP’s potash portfolio in Canada.

Prior to that, Mr Kerr held the positions of Chief Financial Officer Stainless Steel Materials, Vice President Finance Diamonds and Finance Director for the Canadian Diamonds Company, all for BHP. In 2004, Mr Kerr left BHP for a two-year period when he was General Manager Commercial for Iluka Resources Ltd.

In this timely discussion, Graham will speak to his personal leadership journey and the leadership qualities that matter most to him. He will address his experience leading South32’s growth strategy during a time of global disruption.

It will be a pleasure to welcome back as moderator one of Australia’s leading journalists, Ellen Fanning, to moderate this QUT Business Leaders’ Forum event.

About the Forum

The QUT Business Leaders' Forum is Brisbane's pre-eminent business leadership event. For more than 20 years it has developed an international reputation for attracting dynamic, world-class leaders in a dialogue on today's leadership challenges. The Forum informs, challenges and inspires audiences on:

  • leadership
  • business excellence
  • corporate social responsibility
  • sustainability
  • related public policy.

Hear prominent speakers share their personal leadership journey as they explore trends, issues and ideas shaping the economy and politics of the nation. The Forum is also the city's premier event for high-level networking.

Event Properties

Event Date 24/11/2022
Event End Date 24/11/2022
Hilton Hotel Brisbane
190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Hilton Hotel Brisbane

Venue Information - Hilton Hotel Brisbane

(07) 3234 2000

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