Austin appoints Linda O’Farrell to the board as Non-Executive Director

Linda O’Farrell, Non-Executive Board Director at Austin

Austin Engineering Limited (Austin) wishes to formally welcome Linda O’Farrell, who commences work immediately as a Non-Executive Director on the Austin Board. Linda O’Farrell is a senior executive with extensive experience in the global resources sector.

What is the market expertise of Linda?

Linda has held senior people, culture, and leadership development roles for major resources firms including Newcrest, BHP, Mount Gibson Iron. She is currently Director Fortescue People at Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), where she has led the people and people operations and infrastructure teams since 2013, during a period of rapid growth across the business.

Linda O’Farrell is currently on the Board of the Australian Institute of Management WA, and also chairs its Advisory Council. Linda is also the Vice President of the Australian Resources and Energy Employers Association, and is also on the Board of Lifeline Australia.

What were the executive’s thoughts on the appointment?

Commenting on her hire, Austin CEO and Managing Director, David Singleton said: “We are delighted to have Linda join the Austin Board at an exciting time in the Company’s evolution.”

“Linda brings significant expertise in human resources, people and culture, and her experience working in the global mining sector will be an asset to the Austin Board as we continue to manage teams and grow our business across multiple jurisdictions,” Singleton further said.