Tony O'Neill

Group Director - Technical & Sustainability, Anglo American
Concentrating the Mine

Concentrating the Mine™ is looking to address the need for increased precision in mining, with minimal energy, water and capital intensity. We are applying technologies that more precisely target the desired metals or minerals, delivering greater than 30% reductions in the use of water, energy and capital intensity, and producing less waste in the process, in line with our overall trajectory towards carbon neutral mining. This includes coarse particle recovery, bulk sorting and ultrafine recovery.


Tony contributes to Anglo American almost 40 years’ experience in the mining industry across numerous geographies, and commodities spanning iron ore, copper, nickel and gold.

Tony joined Anglo American in September 2013 and has responsibility for the Technical and Sustainability function. He is a member of the GMC and a non-executive director of Anglo American Platinum and De Beers.

Tony was previously Executive Vice President – Business and Technical Development at AngloGold Ashanti Limited from 2008, where he served as joint acting CEO during 2013.

His extensive career in the mining industry includes roles as Operations Executive at Newcrest Mining and Head of the Gold Business at Western Mining Corporation.

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