Term of office: Director of Billiton Plc since June 1997. Director of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since June 2001. Dr Brink was last re-elected in 2006.
Skills and experience: David Brink brings considerable mining and finance experience to the Group. He has over 20 years' experience in the mining industry, in particular shaft sinking, tunnelling and exploration contracting, followed by 12 years as the CEO of a major listed construction, engineering and manufacturing conglomerate.
Other directorships and offices (current and recent): Chairman of Unitrans Limited (since November 1997)
Deputy Chairman of ABSA Bank Limited and ABSA Group Limited (since April 1992)
Former Director of Sanlam Limited (from January 1994 until June 2006)
Director of Sappi Limited (since March 1994)
Former Director of Murray & Roberts Holdings Ltd (from July 1984 until December 2003)
Vice President of the South African Institute of Directors
Board Committee membership: Member of the Risk and Audit Committee