BHP Steel Limited Chairman-elect Graham Kraehe today announced that four prominent Australian business leaders would be appointed to the Board as non-executive Directors, once the company is publicly listed in mid-2002.

The four non-executive Directors are John Crabb, Diane Grady, Kevin McCann and Paul Rizzo. They will join Mr Kraehe, Deputy Chairman-elect Ron McNeilly and Managing Director and CEO-elect (current President and CEO) Kirby Adams on the seven-member Board.

Commenting on the appointments, Mr Kraehe said: “Each of the four will bring complementary skills and experience in the areas of corporate governance, global strategy, finance and the metals industry, providing the Board with a full suite of capabilities to guide the development of what will be Australia’s largest listed manufacturer and a major Australian exporter.”

BHP Steel today also launched its new corporate identity, including a new brand mark. The company will be known as BHP Steel Limited for a period of two years after public listing.

BHP Steel President and CEO Kirby Adams said: “Our new logo draws heavily on our BHP heritage, while introducing movement and new colours, signifying our evolution and progression as a company. Its shape is also representative of the flat steel products that we see across the landscape and which are synonymous with our business.”