Specialists in Integrated Strategic Planning for the mining industry
Whittle Consulting is a team of highly experienced industry specialists, who are passionate about adding value to mining businesses.
With technical expertise in a range of disciplines including geology, mining engineering, metallurgy, research, mathematics, computing, finance, operational/financial modelling and analysis, Whittle Consulting has a thorough appreciation of practical, organisational and contextual reality. As experts in embracing and harnessing complexity, Whittle Consulting is not bound by traditional thinking. By challenging existing paradigms and conventional wisdom, the real potential of a mining business is revealed.
Since 1999, Whittle Consulting has conducted over 150 Whittle Enterprise Optimisation studies around the world. These have repeatedly demonstrated that the comprehensive application of Whittle Integrated Strategic Planning and the concepts from the highly regarded Integrated Strategic Planning Seminar improves the economics of a mining project or operation from 5 %-35%, and in many cases substantially more. These results are achieved even after conventional mining optimisation techniques have been applied.
Whittle Consulting operates worldwide and is represented in Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, South Africa, Chile, Peru and Indonesia.
The Whittle Consulting difference
Whittle Consulting are the experts in mining optimisation.
With over 30 years of experience in the development, application and analysis of specialised mining optimisation tools, Whittle Consulting knows the industry and can take the knowledge and value of a mining business to an exciting new level. This understanding can enhance the economics of a mining project or operation from 5%-35%, and in many cases substantially more. These results occur even when other conventional optimisation techniques have already been applied.
Jeff Whittle (AO) has been the pioneer in the application of techniques such as pit optimisation, mine design optimisation, scheduling, cut-off and strategic mine planning. Jeff Whittle was the originator of what is now the GEOVIA software, as well as being the author of Prober-E. Currently, there are over 2,000 Geovia Whittle software licenses in use by mining, exploration, consultant and academic customers around the world. Whittle software is considered to be an industry standard within the international mining community.
Whittle Consulting and Prober-E deliver even greater value from mining businesses for the benefit of shareholders, local communities, employees, governments and the environment. The financial benefit of the Whittle Consulting approach is measured in billions of dollars worldwide.
“Despite lower metal prices used in the definitive feasibility study compared to the 2015 pre-feasibility study, we have maintained the excellent economics of the Platreef Project due, in part, to the mine optimisation work completed with assistance from industry-leading experts, such as Whittle Consulting of Melbourne, Australia. Even at today’s spot metal prices, the Platreef Project would generate an operating margin in excess of 40%.”
Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman, Ivanhoe Mines
Where does Whittle Consulting fit in?
The Whittle Consulting offering is distinguished by being both whole of business/financial and mining industry specific.
Whittle Consulting operates worldwide
The results have stunned us. They are far better than we thought they would be.
Mark Child, CEO and Executive Chairman, Condor Gold, La India Project, Nicaragua,
Despite lower metal prices used in the definitive feasibility study compared to the 2015 pre-feasibility study, we have maintained the excellent economics of the Platreef Project due, in part, to the mine optimisation work completed with assistance from industry-leading experts, such as Whittle Consulting of Melbourne, Australia. Even at today’s spot metal prices, the Platreef Project would generate an operating margin in excess of 40%.
Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman, Ivanhoe Mines,
The results from Whittle’s enterprise optimisation across four production scenarios of Condor Gold’s La India Project in Nicaragua, resulted in an average increase of 51% in NPV, 20-25% increase in contained gold with pit shells and a 20% increase in the annual production ounces gold during the first 5 years of the mine life.
Mark Child, Chairman and CEO of Condor Gold plc,
A unique approach to optimising project value and cash flow returns… this is well worth attendance & highly recommended.
John Meyer, SP Angel, London,
It is no exaggeration to say that the Enterprise Optimisation techniques, namely the integration of activity based costing and theory of constraints, constitute the most significant innovations that I have seen in almost 30 years of experience in the mining industry.
Peter Knights, Professor of Mining, Queensland University,
“I recognised that Whittle had a great process but importantly, the right tool to do the job. Prober E is that tool. Without it, Integrated Strategic Planning and the optimisation of the entire enterprise simply would not be possible.”