MOVES: Tim Cutt to head BHP Billiton’s potash business

10 May 2011 17:59  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Tim Cutt will take over as BHP Billiton’s president of diamonds and specialty products, including potash, effective 1 June, the Anglo-Australian mining giant said on Tuesday.

Cutt, currently president of BHP’s petroleum business, will succeed Graham Kerr, who will assume a senior position at BHP in Australia, the company said.

Cutt will be based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as BHP is relocating the diamonds, specialty products and potash business to Saskatoon from Vancouver, it added.

In March, BHP selected Canada’s energy and petrochemicals engineering firm SNC Lavalin to develop its Jansen potash project in Saskatchewan.

Last year, BHP failed in a bid to take over Saskatoon-based PotashCorp, the world’s largest fertilizer firm, after Canada’s federal government blocked the proposed move under the country’s foreign investment rules.

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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