Bert Nacken

Non-Executive Director

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Bert Nacken


Dr. L.J.G. (Bert) Nacken obtained a PhD in Natural Science at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany). He joined Billiton/Shell in the Netherlands as a research metallurgist. Between 1980 to 2011 he worked globally in various senior roles at Billiton and then BHP in a number of commodities such as Gold, Nickel, Copper, Titanium and Iron Ore. He was President of the Cerro Matoso Ferro-Nickel mining and smelting operation in Colombia (1997-2001), COO of Nickel Operations Americas, Country Manager Colombia (2002-2004), President of the Minera Escondida Copper mine in Chile (2004-2007), Vice President of Resource and Business Optimisation in the BHP corporate office in Melbourne (2007 – 2009) and Chief Operating Officer of BHP Western Australia Iron Ore (2009-2011). Subsequently he ran his own Mining Consultancy firm from 2012 till 2018. Bert served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Ferrexpo PLC from 2014 till 2019.

Committees of the Board: Remuneration (Chair), Audit (Member)