Joanne Farrell

Joanne Farrell

Group executive, Health, Safety & Environment

BSc (Psychology and Economics), Graduate Diploma (Management)

Joanne was appointed Group executive, Health, Safety & Environment in July 2016. She has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining sector, and 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. She worked for BHP before joining Rio Tinto and prior to that was an economist in regional development with the Government of Western Australia.

Joanne is a director of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, a director of the Business Council and a member of its Economics and Competition and Citizenship and Governance Committee, a specialist adviser to the Male Champions of Change and a member of Chief Executive Women.

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