BHP Billiton (BHP) is considering several internal candidates for a potential successor to CEO...

|About: BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)|By:, SA News Editor

BHP Billiton (BHP) is considering several internal candidates for a potential successor to CEO Marius Kloppers, but it has also hired a recruiter to help it search for external prospects, including those from outside the mining sector, board director Lindsay Maxsted says. BHP has yet to say when Kloppers will step down.