Dryblower welcomes young Marius

DRIVE a car fast and you either win the race, or risk a crash. It’s the same with companies, which is why Dryblower reckons BHP Billiton will be watched extremely closely over the next year as a new, and allegedly much more aggressive, driver takes the wheel of the world’s biggest miner.

Marius Kloppers, the 44-year-old vegetarian with a reputation for extreme focus on the job at hand, is the new man in charge of BHP, replacing the more easygoing Chip Goodyear.