Peter V. O’Connor

Peter V. O’Connor is a retired mining executive and attorney.  Until 2013, he was employed for 17 years by the North American subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, and held a series of positions with increasing responsibility including Vice President Environment – Americas, and Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel.  Mr. O’Connor actively participated in ICMI’s Industry Advisory Group (IAG), a forum to advance the education, communication, and discussion about the implementation of the Cyanide Code amongst the program’s participating signatory companies, and ultimately was elected the IAG’s chair in 2012.  He began his career as a reclamation specialist, initially for an oil shale company. Thereafter, for six-years he worked with the State of Colorado’s Division of Minerals & Geology.   A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry & Natural Resources, Mr. O’Connor holds a Juris Doctorate, Summa Cum Laude, from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.