East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea – Allied Gold Ltd
Pacific Rim gold producer Allied Gold seeks to have a thorough review of its management reporting and at the same time identify its cost blow outs.
“Dirk was a pleasure to work with and an extreme good Commercial Manager. He watched the balance sheets very well and also looked at strategic methods to save costs longer term.” Peter (Duppie) du Plessis, General Manager Simberi Gold Company Ltd
“Derek worked as our Commercial Manager at Simberi. Great personable guy with a depth of knowledge in the commercial field. Greatest asset is his honesty and integrity – untouchable.” Tony Bubb, Simberi Gold Mine (Allied Gold Limited) Papua New Guinea
Partnering with DVB Consulting to review its operations at Simberi Island, DVB provided solutions to ensure that the company’s efforts are directed towards achieving maximum productivity results. Incorporating his 20 years of professional expertise in administrative and financial management, we reviewed and assessed its management flow, incorporated efficiency solutions and significantly reduced its operating costs.
- Conducted review and correction of cost allocation practices, reducing costs by $500K per month
- Developed and implemented communications strategy which greatly improved relations and information sharing between commercial and operational personnel – delivering more timely and accurate reporting
- Reviewed and renegotiated supply and logistics service contracts with local national service providers, maintaining positive local business relations whilst mitigating risks inherent within the initial contracts
- Consulted and educated local national staff with regard to cultural, financial and operational procedures