CME welcomes former President’s promotion

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia’s (CME) is delighted to learn of the appointment of Mr Edgar Basto to the role of BHP’s President Minerals Australia, effective 1 July 2020.

Until recently, and in his capacity as BHP Asset President for WA Iron Ore, Mr Basto was President of CME and held that position for 2 years.

CME Chief Executive Paul Everingham said it was fantastic outcome for BHP, for Edgar and for the entire Western Australian resources community.
“Edgar’s long history in the resources sector, and his passion for people, for mining and for the communities in which our sector operates will make him perfect for the position,” Mr Everingham said.

“Edgar provided incredible guidance and wisdom to CME in his time as President and despite his heavy workload, he was always very generous with his time and very supportive of the work CME carried out on behalf of its members.

“On behalf of all of our membership, I congratulate Edgar on his promotion at BHP and wish him all the best in the role.”

BHP’s Australian minerals business has a workforce of more than 40,000 people and last financial year contributed nearly US$30 billion to the Australian economy.