BHP Billiton loses comms chief

The world’s largest mining firm, BHP Billiton, is to lose its top communicator as its ­prepares to push ahead with one of the biggest mergers in history.

Mark Lidiard, V-P IR and comms for more than five years, said he had been ‘looking for another role internally’ for the past 12 months but had not found a suitable position. He now leaves without a job to go to, but said he would assess his options.

BHP Billiton’s £75bn pursuit of rival Rio Tinto will now see communications run from the Australian half of the dual-listed firm.

V-P comms Tania Price, who is based in Melbourne, takes over Lidiard’s responsibilities.

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