Mr Malcolm Broomhead

“The highlight of my experience working as a CEO has been discovering the power of getting the right culture in an organisation - it is culture that excites, motivates and excels us.”

Mr Malcolm Broomhead is a business leader and philanthropist who has driven change in the education and resource sectors through a track-record of hard work and generosity.

Broomhead is Chair of Orica, and a non-executive director of BHP Billiton Ltd and BHP Billiton Plc.

He was formerly Managing Director and CEO of Orica Limited.  Prior to these appointments, Broomhead was Managing Director and CEO of the global diversified resources company North Limited.  He has extensive experience in the resources industry, as well as in finance, investment and construction activities.  He has worked in management positions with Halcrow (UK), MIM Holdings, Peko Wallsend and Industrial Equity.

Broomhead contributes considerable amounts of time to mentorship programs at both a peer-to-peer and student level. He was the inaugural Chair and a mentor with Kilfinan Australia, providing CEOs of charities and not-for-profits with mentorship and development opportunities. He is also a director of the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

Broomhead is a member of the Advisory Board of the Council of Opportunity International. He strongly believes in Opportunity International’s mission to provide microfinance to families living in poverty which empowers them to establish their own streams of employment and transforms communities.

Broomhead believes that driving cultural change within organisations is a critical component of overall company success and an aspect too often neglected by upper-management.

His student-level mentorship activities and presentations often focus on the importance of intrinsic motivation in career success.

College Affiliation

King’s College 1970-1973


Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Excellence Award


Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Business Administration