Chief Technical Officer
BSc (Hons), Geology
MSc, Mining Engineering
Laura Tyler began her career in the British civil engineering industry, before moving into mining in 1994. Laura has worked across three continents in operations spanning civil engineering, open pit mining and underground mining. Laura joined BHP in 2004.
In 2018, Laura was appointed Asset President Olympic Dam, responsible for the safe and sustainable operation of one of the world’s most significant polymetallic resources producing copper, uranium, gold and silver in remote South Australia.
Laura also holds the role of Chief Geoscientist, responsible for BHP’s global team of technical experts in geoscience and resource engineering. Laura has held this accountability since 2016, and in this capacity is a member of BHP’s Executive Leadership Team.
Immediately prior to leading Olympic Dam, Laura spent three years as Chief of Staff to the CEO, working closely with Andrew Mackenzie and other senior executives on delivering the company’s strategic plan.
Previously, Laura has worked in various technical and operational leadership positions, including at the Cannington Mine in Queensland as Asset President, at the EKATI Diamond Mine in Canada and in BHP’s corporate HSEC team in London.
Prior to joining BHP, Laura worked for Western Mining Corporation, Newcrest Mining and Mount Isa Mines.