Maria Olivia Recart

Maria Olivia Recart

Maria Olivia Recart


Ms. Recart brings extensive knowledge and experience on many environmental and social topics in Chile, including community engagement, government relations, sustainable supply chains and social values. She has been a Director since March 2023.

Ms. Recart was the Dean of Universidad Santo Tomás from 2019 to 2023, prior to which, she worked at BHP from 2010 to 2018 as Vice President Corporate Affairs. As VP of Corporate Affairs for BHP, Ms. Recart was responsible for community engagement, communications, government relations and social value strategy for the Americas. During that time, she also served as a member of the Owners' Council of BHP’s Escondida mine, where she advised on a range of operational, safety, financial, commercial, human resources and strategy issues. She was also appointed as VP of the board of directors of Fundación Chile, a mixed board composed of Chilean government officials and BHP appointed professionals; VP of Centro de Entrenamiento Industrial y Minero, an apprentice learning center to promote the skills needed in the workforce for productivity impact in mining and construction operations; and VP of Fundación Minera Escondida, a non-profit organization in the region of Antofagasta whose initiatives are focused on making an impact in the region's human and social capital and target minorities, the indigenous communities and women in particular.

Ms Recart also has experience in the public sector in Chile, where she served as Vice Minister of Finance between 2006 and 2010 and was responsible for the team that led Chile into the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Currently, Ms. Recart serves on the Board of Directors of CAP S.A (a Chilean listed producer of iron ore and iron and steel products) and Aclara Resources Inc. (a TSX-listed rare earths company with a development project in Chile).  She is also a board member of Comunidad Mujer, a Chilean non-profit organization advocating for women's issues in public policy.