Mr Owen L Hegarty BEc(Hons), FAusIMMOwen Hegarty has some 40 years experience in the global mining industry. He had 25 years with the Rio Tinto group where he was Managing Director of Rio Tinto Asia and Managing Director of the Group’s Australian copper and gold business. He was the founder and CEO of the Oxiana Ltd Group which grew from a small exploration company to a multi-billion dollar Australia, Asia and Pacific focused base and precious metals producer, developer and explorer. Oxiana became OZ Minerals Ltd.
Owen is presently Executive Vice Chairman of Hong Kong listed G-Resources Group Ltd, a gold mining company; and an Advisor to CST Mining Group Ltd, a Hong Kong listed copper mining company. He is a Non-Executive Director of Australian Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, a Director of the AusIMM, a member of a number of Government and industry advisory groups. He is Founding Patron of CEEC (Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution) – a not-for-profit organisation aimed at increasing energy efficiencies in mining and minerals processing. Owen is Chairman of Tigers Realm Minerals, a private Melbourne based mining company growing a diversified mining group. He is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Tigers Realm Coal Limited. He is also Chairman of EMR Capital, a private equity investment manager focused on resources.
For his achievements and leadership in the mining industry Owen was awarded the AusIMM Institute Medal in 2006 and the G.J. Stokes Memorial Award in 2008.