Unlock growth, scalability and resilience


Not just growth… controlled and sustainable growth that builds maturity into your mining operation.

Mines can grow suddenly and quickly driven by external forces like commodity prices. During boom times, growth may not seem like a priority, but this is the key time to capitalise on the success and establish mature roots used to build strong foundations.


Dial your operation up when the opportunity presents itself. Dial it down safely when market challenges emerge.

Without true scalability, growth is chaotic, with the operation very difficult to bring under control.

When you need to dial back down, lack of scalability means few options beyond frantic cost-cutting.


How well is your mine positioned to anticipate, respond and adapt to a rapid transition into less favourable market conditions?

While there are many external forces that seemingly come out of nowhere that you can’t control, building resilience into the operation gives you clever options, insights, data and control to navigate the storm well.

Our First Mission Is To...​

Increase the bottom line of your mine by 10% within the first 12 months

Why 10%?

Because 10% is an easy target achievable by all mid-tier mines without upsetting the apple cart too much.

… and because this mission is a highly effective, targeted and efficient way to introduce the operational disciplines needed to establish resilience, scalability and growth.

…  and this 10% will allow you to continue to fund and build out the operation without taking away from other areas in your business.

Sustainable results follow a different path that not only increases ROI but at the same time creates a better working environment.

In fact, you can’t have one without the other.

But 10% is just the starting point.

The truth is that most mines have more than 10% sitting up their sleeve.

And if you can achieve 10% the you’re already on the path to 30%.

The only limitation is your appetite for change.

“We never have enough time to do it right but we always find time to do it twice…”

There Are Good Reasons Why Mines Dig Themselves Into A Hole

Built by courageous entrepreneurs using other people’s money, people skills weren’t a priority.

Rapid organic growth with a focus on getting to market ASAP.

Shareholder sentiment soon flips to getting their money back, with interest, whether you’re ready or not.

In many cases, the original site was built to a specification and budget that can’t meet the current production expectations.

You’re left working in a constrained environment that is stretched to its limits.

There are no quick fixes and starting again is not an option.

Everyone is busy and trying their best but rarely able to do their best work.

No time, no space, working to the lowest level of resistance.

Siloed wisdom – go talk to Fred – but Fred’s too busy.

FIFO and working in a remote and challenging environment.

Add to that, a mix of employees and contractors working for different employers with different KPIs and expectations.

Embedded culture and ways of working compound, leaving you feeling like every day is groundhog day.

Work around, short cuts and no one asking why are we doing this?

Systems and processes that worked early on are no longer fit for purpose.

Driven by bad habits and focussed on the wrong KPIs the plan won’t be met. Everyone knows it but try anyway.

Too many ineffectual meetings – crews firing in different directions.

There’s never time to do it right but always time to do it twice…

How We Help

Get clarity, rebuild, re-energise and stabilise your operation without losing momentum

Not sure where you stand or where to start?


The Canary Review

Our review is designed to quickly and efficiently identify how Well your organisation operates

The Initial Productivity Review is not a full deep-dive analysis. It’s a first pass look at the operation’s systems, business processes, leadership effectiveness and team culture.

It may be a first pass, but because we are leveraging a set of best practice indicators, questions and insights we have developed over many years, it’s surprisingly efficient at providing answers to questions like:

The Canary Review provides unparalleled insight and understanding into a mining company’s ability to successfully, reliably and repeatably execute its strategy in order to ‘make bank’.

Start getting the benefits of decades of holistic mining operational experience today

The uncomfortable truths...

Why many mines end up sh!t shows when they don't have to

Everyone wants to do their best work - what's stopping them?

The problem with boom cycles

Why shareholder KPIs are destroying your operations (and how to fix it)

70% of Business Improvement projects fail (and how to avoid it)

The levers you really need to pull (frantic cost cutting isn't one of them!)


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