O’Connor has experience gained from executive and non-executive roles for both listed and unlisted companies. His experience spans mining, oil and gas exploration, biotechnology, forestry and government utility sectors, as well as across multiple jurisdictions.
O’Connor was recommended to Stanmore Coal by the principal of 3rd Wave Investments Ltd, a substantial shareholder of the company.
He currently holds the position of chairman of TFS Corporation and is a non-executive director of Buccaneer Energy.
O’Connor has held the roles of chairman and for a period executive chairman of Perilya, the operator of the Broken Hill mine in NSW, leading up to the change of control by Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet Co.
He also spent nine years as a director of the Water Corporation in WA, four years as its chairman and was previously the managing director of Macraes Mining.