Owen Hegarty OAM has over 40 years of experience in the global mining industry, and is a co-founder of EMR Capital. His career spans executive roles and directorships across multiple mineral commodities and assets in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Mr Hegarty was the founder and chief executive of Oxiana (now Oz Minerals) which grew from a small exploration company to a multi-billion dollar base and precious metals explorer, developer and producer.
He is the executive vice chair of Hong Kong-listed gold mining company G Resources Group and CST Mining Group. He is also a director of the AusIMM, a member of the South Australian Minerals and Petroleum Expert Group, and a director of WA-based Mining Hall of Fame Foundation.
Mr Hegarty was awarded the AusIMM Institute Medal in 2006 and the GJ Stokes Memorial Award in 2008 for his achievements in the mining industry.
In 2021, Mr Hegarty was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the minerals and mining sector.