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Deloitte Consulting appoints new national mining leader

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Deloitte Consulting has selected David Cormack to lead its mining sector practice. As the national mining leader, Cormack will be based in Perth, Australia.

Deloitte National Mining Leader – West, and Corporate Finance partner, Nicki Ivory, explained: “Our mining clients, across the big end, mid-caps and juniors, are all focused on managing costs and driving productivity improvements in a low commodity price environment … David will lead our consulting team to deliver projects that combine all of our areas of expertise across strategy and operations, human capital, and change management, delivered through the latest in technology and analytics.”

Following four years in senior executive roles with specialist global advisory firms, leading mining technical experts (such as geologists, mining engineers, investment analysts, processing engineers and information technology teams), David returns as a partner of Deloitte.

Deloitte National Leader, Energy and Resources, Michael Rath, commented: “Australia’s mining sector, across iron ore, coal and other metals, is facing unprecedented uncertainty on the back of heavy falls in commodity prices and a transition for many from project investment and construction to production.

“David has more than 25 years of deep mining industry consulting experience across operations, programme leadership and the entire mining value chain from exploration to corporate affairs … His recent senior executive roles with other specialist global advisory firms and software providers have been dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that resolve technical complexity, improve productivity and unlock value.”

Commenting on his new role, Cormack said: “While the mining sector continues to grapple with the challenges of soft commodity prices, negative sentiment and volatility, there is broad consensus that operators need to continue to focus on productivity improvement, with technology and innovation the key enablers.

“Deloitte has a strong, client-centric track record in these important areas and I am really looking forward to providing a hands-on and dynamic approach to our consulting mining sector offerings.”

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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