Mining and Metals

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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.

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Marco Pagnini
Director, Global Mining & Metals Industry

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.

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Jaco Pieterse
Principal Consultant, Middle East and Africa
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.
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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. 

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Brett Baldwin
Principal
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.
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Wes Austerberry
Mining & Metals Lead
ANZ

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. 

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Rajiv Seneviratne
Principal
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. 
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Ward Metzler
Principal
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.  
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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.
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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.