Matt O'Neill

Chief Operations Officer | Glencore Copper Assets

Matt is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Glencore’s Copper Assets in Australia and lives in Mount Isa in North West Queensland.

In his current role, he is responsible for the exploration, mining, minerals processing, and material storage and handling activities across Glencore’s Copper operations, which include Mount Isa Mine, Ernest Henry Mining, CSA Mine, along with Townsville’s Copper Refinery, and Port operations. In addition to his position as COO, he is also a director of a number of Glencore’s subsidiary companies such as Mount Isa Mine, Ernest Henry Mining
and CSA Mine.

Having been raised in Mount Isa, Matt plays a keen role in the community. Over the past 10 years, he has been Chairman of the board for the Laura Johnson Aged Care Facility located in Mount Isa, which is a not for profit aged care home providing high and low care services for more than 70 residents in North-West Queensland. He is also a member of the Mount Isa Running and Triathlon Club and Mount Isa Water Ski Club.

Matt graduated from the University of Queensland with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1995, completed his MBA in 2001 and a Graduate Diploma in Mining in 2016. With more than 20 years as a mining professional, he has worked in a variety of roles as a consultant, contractor and owner across the construction and mining industries throughout Australia and overseas.

Matt is a key contributor to industry discussion in his capacity as a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Queensland Resources Council’s Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy’s (QMEA) advisory board.