Experts in mining optimisation

Enhancing the economics of a mining project or operation from 

5% to 35%, and in many cases substantially more.

Specialists in Integrated Strategic Planning

Whittle Consulting is adept at improving mining economics, even after conventional mining optimisation techniques have been applied.

Highly experienced specialists

Whittle Consulting has over 35 years of experience in the development, application and analysis of specialised mining optimisation tools.

Technical expertise

With expertise in a range of disciplines including geology, mining engineering, metallurgy, research, mathematics, computing, finance, operational/financial modelling and analysis.


Whittle Integrated Strategic Planning aims to find the balance between financial value and other important elements such as Sustainability.

Experts in harnessing complexity

Whittle Consulting is not bound by traditional thinking. By challenging existing paradigms and embracing complexity, the true potential of your mining business can be revealed.

Founded by Jeff Whittle (AO)

The pioneer in the development of pit optimisation, mine design optimisation, scheduling, cut-off grade and strategic mine planning, and the author of Prober, our proprietary software.

Our Results

Since 1999, Whittle Consulting has conducted over 180 Whittle Enterprise Optimisation studies around the world, for both open pit & underground mines across all commodities.

The comprehensive application of Whittle Integrated Strategic Planning improves the economics of a mining project or operation with NPV uplift from 5% to 35%, and in many cases substantially more.

These results are achieved even after conventional mining optimisation techniques have been applied.

Summary of Whittle Consulting’s Enterprise Optimisation NPV uplift over the last 18 years. 

Our Purpose

To help mining companies transform themselves into better contributors to the modern world.

Contributing to the world

At Whittle Consulting, we aim to achieve economic, environmental and socially transformative outcomes for mining companies and the communities they serve. 

We advise mining companies on their emerging strategic opportunities through:

Sustainability Statement

Stakeholder Impact

We support our clients and their shareholders on their journey to lower impacts on the planet. This includes the principles of Sustainability and environmental protection, that the community, employees and governments are seeking.

Critical Minerals & Decarbonisation

Decarbonisation is a recognised global imperative. To achieve this there is a pressing need for the minerals and metals of the energy transition.

Footprint Reduction

Our greatest contribution to Sustainability is our influence on the reduction in footprint. Our consulting processes naturally favour reductions in carbon, water, tailings and other footprint-related measures within the projects and operations of our clients.

Client Leverage

We are privileged that our team can contribute such beneficial environmental outcomes, which materially surpass our individual abilities to affect change.

The Whittle Team

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Condor Gold, La India

The independent optimisation analysis conducted by Whittle Consulting clearly demonstrated the potential to unlock substantial additional value from the La India project.

“The ability to manipulate multiple business levers across the project, and to model these impacts on value, lead to significant improvements in the projects viability and profitability,” according to Richard Peevers, Regional Manager North America for Whittle Consulting.


Our clients

Whittle Consulting operates worldwide

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North America

South America

Africa/Middle East