Leadership Team

Gareth Huckle

Introduction

Gareth brings 15 years’ hands-on experience in the mining industry combined with 19 years of consulting experience as a Partner or Director with global consulting firms. In industry, Gareth held various operations management positions with Anglo American, Technical and JV management positions with Shell Minerals, and executive roles with JCI Limited and then SUN Group, being based variously in South Africa, London, and Moscow. As a consultant, Gareth has consulted on strategy and business improvement challenges to FMCG, Government, Financial Services and Resources clients in Africa, Australia, CIS, South America, and the UK.

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

Gareth is a Pr. Eng, holds a B. Eng (Honours) in Mining Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK, an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.