LONDON (Reuters) - The incoming boss of BHP Billiton
Mackenzie is the latest of a new generation of bosses taking the helm at the world's biggest mining groups, at a time when incoming executives are preaching austerity, in contrast to the big-ticket acquisitions that bruised their predecessors.
"You would be wrong to say that M&A is completely excluded, but it is not central to the strategy that I am shaping up," he told reporters. "It is about running what we have extremely well."
Mackenzie was BHP's point man in Canada, along with BHP's now chief financial officer, Graham Kerr, on BHP's failed $39 billion bid for Potash Corp
(Reporting by Clara Ferreira-Marques)