On October 1, 2007 Chip Goodyear retired as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Chairman of the Office of Chief Executive for BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company. He joined the group as Chief Financial Officer in 1999. He was appointed Chief Development Officer in July 2001 and joined the boards of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc in November 2001. He was named Chief Executive Officer in January 2003.
In 2009 Mr. Goodyear served as CEO-Designate of Temasek Holdings, an investment company wholly owned by the Singapore Minister for Finance. He also served on Temasek’s board.
He is a former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Chip began his career at Kidder, Peabody where he participated in merger and acquisition and financing activities for natural resources companies.
Chip is currently the President of Goodyear Capital Corporation and Goodyear Investment Company. He is a director of several private companies. He is also a Fellow of the Yale Corporation and a Vice Chairman of the National World War II Museum. Chip remains active in the global commodity and financial community.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology & Geophysics) from Yale University, Connecticut and an MBA from The Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. He has lived in the United States, Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. He has been a member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and the National Petroleum Council.