Edgar Basto


Edgar was appointed President Minerals Australia on 1 July 2020 and is responsible for BHP’s iron ore and nickel operations in Western Australia, metallurgical and energy coal in Queensland and New South Wales, and copper in South Australia. Edgar has been Asset President of Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) since March 2016 and Acting President Operations Minerals Australia since November 2019. As Asset President WAIO, Edgar has been responsible for BHP’s WA Iron Ore operations, which include an integrated system of four processing hubs and five mines connected by more than 1,000 kilometres of rail infrastructure and port facilities in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia.

Edgar has held key leadership roles across BHP including Vice President Global Health, Safety, Environment, Communities (HSEC), Chief Operating Officer for Base Metals Americas and Australia, Asset President Escondida and Acting President Copper.



  • COO

    Current role

  • President, Minerals Australia