Chief People and Legal Officer
Nicole commenced in the role of Chief People and Legal Ofﬁcer in July 2017. Prior to that she held the positions of Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary. Nicole is accountable for the Human Resources functions across South32, as well as the Company Secretariat, Legal and Compliance teams.
Prior to South32, Nicole was Vice President, Company Secretariat for BHP Billiton. Nicole also held the position of Vice President, Supply, Group Information Management from 2011 to 2013. During her career, she held various legal roles in Australia, the United States and the Netherlands.
Nicole graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of History (Hons).
Nicole’s work in the diversity space is driven by her belief that mining companies should be a direct reflection of the communities in which they operate. As a strong advocate for women in leadership, Nicole is a firm believer in the power of diversity within teams and is committed to working towards having a fair system with equal opportunities for everyone.