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Director of Operations
 

Director of Operations

Mining & Metals

Director of Operations

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BComm, Accounting, University of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa


MBA, Marketing & Organization Development, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

Dual citizenship: United States and South Africa

Director of Operations

Mining & Metals

Director of Operations, Mining & Metals

Collin is a senior operations executive with extensive experience, including Mining & Metals performance improvement projects that convert strategic intent into deliverable actions. A seasoned change agent who understands how to foster behavior change to achieve business results, Collin brings 24 years of operational consulting experience preceded by 12 years in general and financial management. An enthusiastic team leader and player who believes in consensus building and participative decision-making, followed by disciplined implementation, Collin provides strong leadership, motivation, communication, negotiation, creative and analytical skills.

Collin holds overall responsibility for multiple simultaneous mining operational improvement projects, ensuring that results are delivered on-schedule and within budget, and that they meet or exceed client expectations. His recent projects have spanned the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Jamaica, Indonesia, Madagascar, North Africa, West Africa and South Africa.

Collin has particular expertise in the areas of strategy alignment and execution, project governance and management, process analysis and redesign, and management control systems. He is decisive, solutions-focused and results-oriented. Project deliverables under his leadership have included: throughput improvement, unit cost reduction, post-merger integration, cycle-time reduction, improved equipment availability, improved shutdown management, maintenance cost reduction and service improvement, operator skills enhancement, management and supervisory skill improvement, headcount reduction, sales effectiveness, cross-selling and up-selling, shrinkage reduction, contractor management, strategic procurement process improvement, design-engineering backlog reduction, behavior-based safety implementation and fact-based management systems.

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