REB judge

Caroline Cox

Group Company Secretary and General Counsel,
BHP

Caroline joined BHP in August 2014, and was appointed Group General Counsel in March 2016. She
leads a global team of approximately 100 lawyers across Europe, North and South America, Australia
and Asia. Caroline was also appointed Group Company Secretary in March 2019, reporting to BHP’s
Chairman and leading the company’s governance team.
Before joining BHP, Caroline enjoyed an 11 year career with Herbert Smith Freehills where she was a
Disputes Partner. She specialised in large cross-border regulatory investigations, including under the
US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and performed advisory work for a number of multinational
companies. She also represented companies in a range of significant public commissions of inquiry,
including the Oil for Food Inquiry and the James Hardie Inquiry. Prior to joining Herbert Smith
Freehills, Caroline practised at leading Canadian commercial law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt.
Caroline graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor of Civil Law (with Distinction) and was the
Gold Medallist in Law at the University of Alberta in Canada.

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