Joanne Farrell

Joanne has worked in the mining industry since 1981. She has lived and worked in numerous locations in Australia as well as in the USA and UK with oversight for activities in many other resource sector locations throughout the world including South America, Canada and Africa. Joanne's current role of Global Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Communities covers these functions for the entire Rio Tinto Group of Companies. In this role she reports regularly to the Sustainability Committee of the Rio Tinto Board and she and her team provide advice and direction on the strategy, policies, standards, reporting, guidance and expertise for Rio Tinto businesses worldwide. In addition, her team manage the final remediation, decommissioning and regulatory approval for closure of the legacy sites of Rio Tinto. Joanne is also a member of the Western Australian State Training Board, of Perth’s Central Institute of Technology’s Advisory Council as well as a Director of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. In 2012, Joanne was recognised for her contributions towards enhancing recognition and participation of women in the mining industry with an Award by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia as their 2012 Women in Resources Champion. In addition to her passion for supporting women to join and remain in the industry, Joanne is a very strong advocate on safety practices as well as encouraging indigenous peoples’ participation in the industry.
Bio last updated 23 Jun 2016

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Total Shareholder Return as at 31/10/16

1 year TSR5 year TSR
263rdRio Tinto12%-1%
736 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


Global Head Health, Safety, Environment and Communities
Year started and most recent title


3rd↓Rio Tinto$49,225.3m
78 listed non wa companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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