BHP executive Geoff Healy joins Boston Consulting Group as a partner

30 January 2022 2 min. read
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Geoff Healy has joined Boston Consulting Group as a managing director and partner in its Climate and Sustainability practice.

The 56-year-old Healy joins BHP, where he served as Chief External Affairs Officer, responsible for the miner’s reputation and non-financial risk over 5 continents and in more than 25 locations. In the role, Healy led a team of 500+ professionals across seven functional disciplines, and had executive responsibility for BHP’s Social Investment Program and for the BHP Foundation.

Healy joined the mining group in the summer of 2013 as Chief Legal Officer, having previously spent sixteen years at law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

Geoff Healy, Partner, Boston Consulting Group

During his time practising law, Healy’s work spanned corporate and regulatory advisory work, risk management, investigations and disputes. His work has involved major commercial disputes in countries from Australia and Indonesia to the United Kingdom, as well as cross-border regulatory inquiries.

Now a partner in Boston Consulting Group’s Climate and Sustainability practice (which launched last year following an internal regrouping), Healy will work with the firm’s clients in Australia and beyond on navigating climate-related challenges, including, decarbonisation, renewable energy transition, climate risk management and the circular economy.

Last year, BCG – regarded as one of the globe’s leading strategic consultancies – was the exclusive consultancy partner of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, with most of its expertise brought in by its Climate and Sustainability practice.

According to a recent report by BCG in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, government procurement is estimated to be responsible for 15% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, placing focus on the key role the public sector can play in the transition. Meanwhile, another study from the Climate and Sustainability practice warned that most private sector companies are misreporting (in fact: underreporting) CO2 emissions.