South32: Nicole Duncan

Nicole commenced in the role of Chief People and Legal Of?cer in July 2017

Nicole Duncan, Chief People and Legal Of?cer at South32, leads the Human Resources, Legal, Compliance, and Company Secretariat functions across South32.  Prior to this, she held the positions of Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary.


Prior to South32, Nicole was Vice President, Company Secretariat for BHP Billiton. Nicole also held the position of Vice President, Supply, where she led the commercial team within Group Information Management. She is also the former of head of the legal team that supported the Marketing (selling, trade finance, freight and logistics, trading, etc) function of BHP Billiton.



July 2017 – Present:     Chief People and Legal Of?cer, South32

Dec 2014 – May 2015: Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary-Elect, South 32

Oct 2013 – Dec 2014:   Company Secretary, BHP Billiton,

Oct 2011 – Oct 2013:    VP Commercial, Group Information Management, BHP Billiton

Jan 2009 – Oct 2011:    Senior Manager Legal – Marketing, BHP Billiton

Sep 1999 – Dec 2008:   Senior Counsel, Group Legal, BHP Billiton



1990 – 1996:                   LLB, History, Law, The Australian National University  


About South32

South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company, which resulted from the unbundling of BHP Billiton. The company mines and produces bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. The company is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with secondary listings on the Johannesburg bourse and the London market.