As Anglo American sets out a survival plan that echoes the vision of its suitor BHP Group, the rival mining bosses are now locked in a battle to convince shareholders they are the man for the job.

Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad and his BHP counterpart Mike Henry took center stage on Tuesday, as the personalities behind two of the world’s biggest miners came to the fore. Wanblad presented his own radical turnaround plan to investors, before Henry made his first public remarks on BHP’s bid at a conference in Miami.