Management Team

Shane O’Connell

Chief Operating Officer

Shane has over 20 years’ experience in senior management roles across a range of industries, including an extensive and highly esteemed career in aviation and senior operational management. He has experience as both a Director and Senior Manager, and has worked as a Government Delegate facilitating compliance and safety programs for various civil aviation safety authorities in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the United States of America.

Prior to joining Austral Resources, Shane was Managing Director and owner of a private earthmoving company that specialises in civil engineering and rehabilitation works.

Shane joined Austral Resources in July 2019. Previously, as Managing Director, Shane was responsible for the management, safety and compliance, and growth and production performance of the Company’s operations. Shane has also been responsible for all negotiations with state regulators including the Department of Resources, Department of Environment and Science, and Queensland Treasury, particularly in relation to the Anthill Project. He is a fundamental part of day-to-day internal communications with the production and processing teams, ensuring continued LME Grade A copper cathode is produced on time and on budget.