MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orica Limited today announced the appointment of Mr Alberto Calderon and Mr Gene Tilbrook as non-executive Directors, effective 14 August 2013. Mr Calderon was most recently Group Executive and Chief Executive Aluminium, Nickel and Corporate Development, BHP Billiton. Prior to senior roles held across BHP Billiton from 2005 – 2013, Mr Calderon was CEO of Colombian coal and oil companies, Cerrejon Coal and Ecopetrol. Mr Calderon has worked for the Government of Colombia and The International Monetary Fund. He is a Colombian citizen.
Mr Tilbrook was a senior executive of Wesfarmers Limited between 1985 and 2009, including roles as Executive Director Finance and Executive Director Business Development and was a central figure in that company's expansion initiatives. Mr Tilbrook is presently a non-executive Director of Aurizon Holdings Limited, Fletcher Building Limited and GPT Group Limited and is based in Perth.
Orica Chairman Mr Peter Duncan said: "I am delighted that Alberto and Gene have agreed to join the Orica Board as both bring great experience and knowledge to Orica through their impressive corporate backgrounds and senior executive experience."
Mr Calderon and Mr Tilbrook will offer themselves for reappointment by shareholders at the next Orica Limited Annual General Meeting in January 2014.
6 August 2013
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