Mike Henry stepped into his role as CEO of Australia-based BHP, the world’s largest publicly listed mining company, just a few weeks before the coronavirus pandemic triggered lockdowns across the globe.
Henry is a proponent for health and safety, strong value and a low environmental footprint. His goals for BHP met the headwind of Covid-19 as it cast an uncertain outlook across the commodities market.
Henry told CNBC’s David Faber that when the virus began to spread, there was a strong push to ensure that people across the company were kept safe and that operations were running properly. He wanted to make sure the company could continue to support small businesses in local communities.