Leadership Team

Gareth Huckle

Introduction

Having years of strong leadership experience across multiple industries isn’t easy to accomplish. It takes determination, patience, velocity and the ability to be agile. Knowing when to take the training wheels off for one project and move on to the next isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary to continue turning the spokes for businesses in need.

Gareth Huckle is a Director whose years of expertise have forwarded him the opportunity to move quickly to where he’s needed, when he’s needed. Before joining Partners in Performance, Gareth held various operations management positions with Anglo American, along with technical and joint venture management roles with Shell Minerals in South Africa. At JCI Limited and then SUN Group, he served as a business development leader. As a previous Partner with Monitor Group, and now with Partners in Performance, Gareth’s main focus is working within the resources industry, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and financial services among others. He finds great satisfaction when he’s able to strategically improve businesses in challenging markets.

Gareth has spent time in Australia, Africa, South America, CIS and Europe for work and loves when he is able to be home with his wife and two children. He’ll grab a good book, take some time to relax, and then hit the gym in an attempt to stay fit and active.

Career snapshot

  • Reduced total cost of supply by $200m after optimising capital expenditure for an integrated power station and mine.
  • Delivered a 15% production improvement within 12 months at a platinum mine after identifying, codifying and disseminating key performance differentiators across production stops.
  • Identified a $250m earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) opportunity, which was part of a series of 11 diagnostics covering the coal/base metal mines and processing operations of a South African resources company.
  • Improved net present value (NPV) by 60% for a Mozambique miner planning an export coal mine with power station and associated infrastructure.
  • Reduced addressable spend by 9% as part of a Strategic Sourcing engagement for a global coal miner.
  • Reduced addressable spend by 8%, and significantly enhanced service delivery as part of the redesign and reconfiguration of the procurement function at a major platinum miner.
  • Delivered a 24% increase in open-pit mining throughput at an open-pit African phosphate mine.
  • Designed and implemented a group-wide Management Operating System (MOS) across ten underground mines for a South African gold miner.

Education

Master’s in Business Administration from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK.