Why Values Matter



What are the defining characteristics of successful people?

Are they born or made?

Talent, hard work and (often) luck are critical ingredients but we also believe that values are a fundamental component of success. Achievers stand for something. It drives them to be better and provides a benchmark for others to follow.

Our Performance with Purpose series, developed in partnership with The Australian, seeks to uncover the traits required for success and look at how values not only inspire, but underpin achievement.

BHP’s CFO Peter Beaven

In our first interview, The Australian’s, Alan Kohler, Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz sat down with BHP CFO, Peter Beaven to find out how values help him negotiate life at the top of the Big Australian.