Prior to October 2019, Vicky was Vice President Marketing Minerals for BHP where she led a high performing, diverse team of Engineering and Marketing professionals. Vicky was responsible for all sales, marketing, logistics, risk, pricing and customer activities for iron ore, metallurgical coal, energy coal, copper, nickel, zinc, molybdenum and uranium across a global portfolio with annual revenue
>US$40bn, contributing 86% of BHP’s FY19 EBITDA.
Before joining BHP in early 2009, Vicky was Australian Head of Research and Global Head of Mining, Metals & Steel Research for Merrill Lynch, where the team was consistently rated Top Three globally over 10 years. Vicky was a mining and commodities analyst in the financial markets for 15 years. She has covered companies with diverse assets, including copper and other base metals, precious and platinum group metals, alumina, coal, iron ore, industrial minerals, oil and gas, and uranium. Prior to working in the financial services sector, Vicky worked with Exxon as a Petroleum Engineer and oil trader.
Vicky was a member of the Executive Leadership Teams for BHP for Marketing & Supply, Minerals Americas, and Minerals Australia. She also sat on the BHP global Inclusion and Diversity Council, chaired by CEO Andrew Mackenzie. Vicky is co-founder and ex-President of Women in Mining and Resources Singapore (WIMAR SG), an organisation with more than 700 members from 20 global mining, freight, trading and industry houses. In 2014, Vicky was nominated one of the 100 most influential women in the global mining industry by WIM UK.
Born and educated in NSW, Vicky attended the University of New South Wales from 1982-1985, securing a First Class Honours Degree in Mining Engineering. In 2015, Vicky was awarded the Judy Raper prize for outstanding leadership for Women in Engineering from the University of NSW.
Vicky Binns, Vice President, Marketing Minerals at BHP, will be the interviewer for a keynote Q&A: Global mining M&A activities – The impacts these “mega-companies” have on the overall sector including acquisition opportunities of exposed non-core assets within the Global Opportunities session at IMARC. Download the programme.