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New Responsibility for Bill Jacob


On 10th March, Managing Director and CEO Kirby Adams announced the appointment of Lance Hockridge to the new role of President BlueScope Steel North America, effective 1 April 2005.    In his new role, Lance will continue to be a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

BlueScope Steel also announced that Bill Jacob will assume responsibility for Port Kembla Steelworks (on an acting basis) as well as New Zealand Steel.  During this time, Bill will also be a member of the ELT.  A permanent appointment is expected to be announced within the next four months.

We thank Lance for his enthusiasm, dedication and leadership of New Zealand Steel and offer our support to both him and Bill as they take up their new roles.