Term of office: Director of BHP Limited since November 1996 and Chairman since April 1999. Chairman of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc since June 2001. Mr Argus was re-elected in 2006.
Skills and experience: Don Argus has considerable experience in international business and a strong management background. He has more than 40 years' experience in the banking industry and is a former Managing Director and CEO of the National Australia Bank Limited.
Other directorships and offices (current and recent): Chairman of Brambles Industries Ltd (since September 1999) and a director (since May 1999)
Chairman of Brambles Industries Plc and a director (since August 2001)
Director of Australian Foundation Investment Company Ltd (since May 1999)
Former Director of Southcorp Limited (from May 1999 until August 2003)
Member of the International Advisory Council of Allianz Aktiengesellschaft (since April 2000)
Member of International Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange Board of Directors (since November 2005)
Board Committee membership: Chairman of the Nomination Committee