BSc (Psychology and Economics), Graduate Diploma (Management)
Joanne Farrell was appointed Group executive, Health, Safety & Environment in July 2016.
Joanne, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining sector, is also responsible for leading Rio Tinto’s interaction with key stakeholders in Australia as managing director, Australia. Joanne has been with Rio Tinto for 30 years and brings a wealth of experience from roles across Organisational Resources, Government Affairs and Communities. Joanne worked for BHP before joining Rio Tinto and prior to that she was an economist in regional development with the Government of Western Australia.
Joanne is a director of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, a Board member of the Business Council of Australia and a member of their Economics and Competition and Citizenship and Governance Committees. She is a special advisor to the Male Champions of Change, a member of Chief Executive Women and was recognised as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac's 100 Women of Influence in 2016.
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