Reflections on investing in leaders to accelerate diversity and inclusion outcomes
Interview with Mike Henry
Mike Henry is the Group Executive & Chief Marketing Officer, BHP Billiton. BHP Billiton has over 100,000 employees and contractors operating in 100 countries around the globe. By Juliet Bourke - Consulting, Partner.
Mike Henry is the Group Executive & Chief Marketing Officer, BHP Billiton. BHP Billiton has over 100,000 employees and contractors operating in 100 countries around the globe and the Marketing function, with hubs in Singapore and Houston, is responsible for selling and moving to market BHP Billiton’s product, and managing financial risk associated with the revenue line.
Against this dynamic background, Mike and his leadership team have invested considerable energy into furthering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Some of this involved working with Deloitte over the past 18 months, and as we neared the close of that work we took the opportunity to ask Mike for his reflections.
In particular we talked with Mike about his:
(ii) the nature of the interventions,
(iv) lessons learned, and
(v) unexpected insights.
His comments point to the significant impact a capable and committed leadership team can have on shifting mindsets and behaviours in a relatively short period of time.