BHP Billiton’s minerals production operations will be organized into two regional units: Minerals Australia and Minerals Americas. The Company’s oil and gas exploration and production operations will continue to be housed within a global Petroleum unit, reflecting the operating environment in that sector. CEO is in charge of overseeing all the departments of BHP. He oversees the sales, staff, public affairs, legal department, and integrated operations department to name a few of the departments that the CEO handles. Each department further handles further subdivisional department. For instance the human resources department handles the HR programs and also analyses the organizational capability of the company. There is a clear chain of command of operations in the company that is easily discernible. This structure has been producing results and caused BHP to be one of market leaders in their field.
It is currently registered in the Australian Securities exchange and also in London Stock Exchange. It has been found that this company is a dually registered company. It has been found for the annual revenue for the company is 61.2 billion Australian dollars. The company is thriving in London and Australian markets. There have been some few setbacks in the past owing to the financial uncertainties in the market. Nevertheless they are strong contending market players in terms of financial performance. The intrinsic brand image adds to the net asset value of the company.
BHP Company is a global company it is sensitive to the market performance of the various international markets. Political legislations of a company will have far reaching impact on the governance of the company. They need the license to operate, project pipeline and to maintain their immovable assets in the different countries of operations. The governments have the power to raise the import and operational taxes. This can have negative impact for the company. For example when Chile increased the taxes by 5% as mining tax royalty the operations in Escondida was affected. This leads to uncertainty in the company. Similar to this the company is susceptible to any governmental policy change.