avatar for Geoff Healy

Geoff Healy

As Chief External Affairs Officer, Geoff has global accountability for BHP’s risk and reputation, including sustainability and public policy, compliance, health and safety, government relations, communications and internal audit. Geoff joined BHP as Chief Legal Counsel in June 2013 and assumed his current role in March 2016.

Geoff also leads the Group’s engagement with the BHP Foundation, a charitable organisation funded by BHP, that focuses on improving natural resource governance, education outcomes and environmental resilience.  

Prior to BHP, Geoff was a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) for 17 years, with a broad practice across its network of Australian and international offices. His work at HSF spanned corporate and regulatory advisory work, risk management, investigations and disputes.

Geoff plays a prominent role in the international external affairs community, appearing regularly at conferences to speak on topics such as social licence to operate, transparency and human rights. He is also a director of the Grattan Institute, a leading Australian public policy think tank.