Mining and Metals

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We’ve developed industry best practices and created many of our own proprietary solutions to get our clients to the cutting edge – and keep them there.

Featured insights

We live in a volatile age. But there’s never been a better opportunity to reshape your actions and create a better world. Explore our thoughts on transformation and best practices in dynamic times.

To successfully shift to a renewable energy system that includes hydrogen, mining companies must undergo a holistic business transformation.

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Our 2023 African Mining Trends Report outlines our perspectives on the four main themes shaping the mining sector in Africa.

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Learn how mining companies can integrate ESG into their operating model, scale up change, improve ESG governance, and measure impact.

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In this article, we introduce the initial steps mining companies can take on their culture journey, based on a simple process.

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What are your goals?

Whether you are looking to revitalise your internal culture, build the capabilities of your leaders and teams, transform your operational effectiveness or make a positive impact on the environment, we’ll build a customised strategy and work side-by-side to implement it with you.

Meet the team

Explore the backgrounds and specialities of the experts who’ll be working with you.

Johan Coetzee
Director, Global Mining & Metals Industry
Johan has over 24 years of experience in the Mining and Metals industry as a consultant and operational specialist. He holds an MBA in Business Leadership and Corporate Strategy.
Helder Santos
Director, EMEA | Industry Head Private Equity and Mining & Metals
Helder brings over 20 years of experience in value creation. He has worked and supported executive and management teams globally across a broad range of industries such as Chemicals, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Mining & Metals, Agri-Business and Manufacturing.
Jaco Pieterse
EMEA Industry Director, Mining and Metals
Jaco Pieterse is an expert in the mineral processing and smelting environment. He is a registered professional engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Andrew Wilson
Director, Australia and New Zealand
Andrew is a mechanical engineer who has worked with power generation, transmission and distribution clients, as well as water utilities, and gas transmission and distribution. He specialises in process safety management and operational excellence.
Wes Austerberry
Mining & Metals Lead
Wes has over 15 years of consulting and line management experience where he has focused on operational improvement and transformations mostly in mining and metals – iron ore, coal, nickel, titanium and uranium.
Marco Pagnini
Global Director, Industries
Marco helps organisations integrate risk management into decision-making processes at strategic and operational levels. He has led large-scale programmes to reduce risk, improve business performance and organisational effectiveness.
Brett Baldwin
Brett has over 20 years of experience in operational improvement consulting and holds a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town. He has extensive experience in the Mining and Metals Industry.
Rajiv Seneviratne
Rajiv leads dss+ in Indonesia. He brings 18 years of industry and operations consulting experience across Mining, Oil and Gas, Lubricants, Petrochemicals, Agribusiness and Manufacturing sectors.
Ward Metzler
North America
Ward uses his insight and experience from 38 years of working in dss+ and with clients in the oil and gas, petrochemical and mining industries to help clients improve process safety, transform their culture and improve operations performance.
David Pereira
Director, Latin America
David has over 20 years of experience in Mining and Oil & Gas industries, leading large transformation programmes on capital projects, organisational and processes redesign, as well as digital transformation and innovation initiatives.
Guerau Carbo
Director, Mining and Metals, United States and Canada
Guerau is passionate about value creation for clients, interpreting corporate vision and strategy, and supporting organizations in translating objectives into actionable plans. Guerau has supported and delivered large-scale transformations for clients across the globe, mostly focusing on Mining and Metals, and Natural Resources.