Mr O’Connell joined ERA as Legal Counsel in June 2017 and was appointed Company Secretary in August 2017.

Mr O’Connell joined Rio Tinto in 2010, most recently acting as Senior Corporate Counsel in London. Before joining Rio Tinto, Mr O’Connell worked at private law firms in Melbourne and London. Professionally qualified in both Australia and the United Kingdom, he has Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Monash University.