Career Overview

Stewart undertakes the important role of Chairman at Whittle Consulting. With over 35 years in natural resource industries, including oil, gas and mining, Stewarts’ experience is a perfect fit with our service offering and industry.

His significant experience has included executive management, operations, restructuring, due diligence and mergers and acquisition roles. He has been a principal in the design and execution of mergers, IPO’s, acquisitions and asset sales in most global markets totalling in the billions of dollars. Today, Stewart assists mining organisations to harness and release the financial potential of their operations. Stewart also brings his extensive experience in non-executive directorships to Whittle Consulting.

Stewart is passionate about the power of Whittle software to generate step changes in cash flow for mining operations and to create wealth for the owners of mining enterprises. Stewart is also a part-owner and director of Whittle Consulting.

Career Highlights

  • Chairman of the Board and part owner of Whittle Consulting.
  • Private equity investment advisor for acquisitions in mining energy and resources services.
  • Whilst Chief Development Officer for zinc mining company, Zinifex, Stewart undertook strategic planning reinstating exploration capability. This resulted in the successful development study of the Dugald River project.
  • At petroleum company, BP, Stewart successfully applied financial optimisation tools for the strategic and operations planning of downstream processing businesses.
  • Authored a thesis entitled, “Economic optimisation of mining enterprises employing Ultra High-Density Blasting techniques for enhanced ore fragmentation,” for his Masters of Mining Engineering undertaken at the University of Ballarat.


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical (Hons), The University of Queensland
  • Masters of Applied Finance, Investment & Wealth Management, Finance & Securities Institute of Australia
  • Masters of Mining Engineering, University of Ballarat
  • Graduate Diploma of Mining Engineering, University of Ballarat


  • Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) (CP)
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
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