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Australian miner South32’s next chief technology officer has confirmed she will commence the role in August.

Vanessa Torres joins from an 11 year career at BHP – which spun out South32 in 2015 – where she was most recently vice president of operational infrastructure in the company’s iron ore arm.

Prior to BHP she worked at Brazilian miner Vale in a variety of technology leadership roles.

Vanessa Torres. Credit: LinkedIn
Vanessa Torres. Credit: LinkedIn

The Brazilian-Australian dual national’s appointment was revealed in February.