Australia
Level 2, Suite 2
192 High Street
Northcote, Victoria 3070
Australia
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Joseph O’Brien

Manager, Mining, Minerals & Metals

Australia
Level 2, Suite 2
192 High Street
Northcote, Victoria 3070
Australia

As Business Area Manager of Mining, Minerals & Metals (MMM), Joe is responsible for strengthening IPA’s relationships with global clients investing in capital projects in the MMM sector. He will continue IPA’s development of cost and schedule benchmarking for MMM projects and build on IPA’s capability in delivering key insights into the MMM sector for our clients.

Joe’s professional career commenced at MIM/Xstrata (now Glencore) in operational roles in 2001, prior to working at Golder Associates.

Joe joined IPA in 2006 and, as a Senior Project Analyst, he evaluated projects across the mining, refining, and chemicals industries. Joe’s IPA experience spans small projects to high-profile megaprojects, and includes Mine Front-End Loading and MMM client engagement leadership.

Joe stepped away from IPA in 2011 to serve as a Development Analyst for MMG Limited until 2016. In 2020, Joe returned to IPA as a project consultant and, since that time, he has been instrumental in complex, strategic engagements for mining companies in the Asia-Pacific region as well as assisting with mine development reviews in Latin America and EMEA.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University in Melbourne, Australia, and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

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