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Allen Makamure

Introduction

Allen has 15 years’ experience in operations improvement, asset management and sourcing solutions. In the last seven years, he successfully completed 17 engagements on more than 10 different operations and in the process, delivered more than $500m in annual savings. Prior to joining Partners in Performance, Allen was Group Projects Engineer for a mining group. Allen has worked in Botswana, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. His interests include hiking, photography and motoring.

Career snapshot

  • Gold mine, unit cost reduction: 48% reduction in unit cost in six months by implementing sourcing, inventory reduction, cost usage and throughput improvement initiatives.
  • Base metal mine, sourcing: Captured $10m in annual savings over 12 weeks by implementing rapid sourcing and category sourcing.
  • Open-pit coal mine, operations improvement: Saved $30m in 12 months by implementing operations improvement ideas to improve dump truck fill factor, improve cycle times, and reduce operating delays.
  • Gold mine, operations improvement: Saved $50m in 12 months by identifying key drivers of cost and throughput at processing plants. Improved primary crusher feeding rate – hence mill rate, reducing operational delays on the tertiary screens and reducing mill pump downtime captured 75% of the savings.
  • Iron-ore mine, load-out station operations improvement: Reduced train turnaround time by 40% by developing and implementing a management operating system for the load-out station.

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree (first-class Honours)
  • Professional Certificate in Operations from the University of Melbourne
  • Registered Professional Engineer with Engineer’s Australia (Practice number: 4013669)