To bring out the best ideas in people, implementing them to improve themselves, their organisation and the communities in which they operate.
Improve the long term performance and durability of an organisation through identification of and addressing risks and opportunities. Integral to this, is the utilisation of an organisation’s people in identifying, delivering and continually maintaining solutions.
DALE is a pre-eminent exponent of Executive Leadership and Board Governance in multinational Mining and Resource firms, applying expertise in pivotal roles driving transformation, operational effectiveness and commercial success. An inspiring leader able to genuinely engage at all stakeholder levels with an open mind and flexibility. He is an intelligent decision maker exhibiting agile strategic thought and planning in the most complex of commercial environments.
He is now based in Singapore, originally working out of Australia and having more than 20 years of experience working initially starting as a Lawyer in Queensland, Australia. Later as an Accountant and moving into Mining & Resources with operations in Australia, South Africa and Brazil with sales & marketing of bulk commodities globally, with a focus on China, Japan, Europe, South Korea and the wider Asia region.
He has worked with a variety of large Mining & Resource companies including Anglo American, Xstrata (now Glencore), Vale, Aquila Resources, Peabody Energy and Newmont Goldcorp. Dale’s roles have been in areas of Law, Finance & Accounting, Strategy Development & Implementation, Governance, Projects, Organisational Design & Change, Business Performance & Improvement, General Management, Digital Innovation and Company Directorships, providing a breadth of experience to his already strong skillset. He is a certified ScrumMaster having been trained in Agile and Design Thinking techniques.
Adept at accelerating the profitable growth of stand-alone and strategic Business Units, he has demonstrated success with early-stage business activity as well as in operations-intensive and mature businesses. His command of finance, accounting, business performance, cash flow, operations, sales, marketing has enabled him to create a commercial vision that provides a positive impact on the P&L and measured ROI.
Whilst Dale may be relentless about commercial strategy, data-driven analysis, and operational excellence, he is passionate about developing people and his management approach believes in delivery through unlocking the potential of people in the teams with whom he works.
Dale is currently completing a Doctor of Business Administration (Innovation) through Singapore Management University, having already attained an MBA (Double Majors: Strategy & Planning; Leadership & Communication) from Deakin University, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from James Cook University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Science from University of Southern Queensland. Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Certified Chair and Approved Advisor with the Advisory Board Centre. Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors (MSID), Queensland Law Society, Golden Key International and the Institute of Risk Management.
“Deeply impressed by Dale’s insight into the mining value chain, esp. commodity logistics and sales/marketing operations and his ability to find visionary, yet pragmatic solutions to a given challenge. He was very fast to develop and successfully apply a set of digital skills (incl. Agile ways of working, Design Thinking, Rapid Prototyping).”
"Dale blends innovative thinking with practicality. He encourages everyone to push the boundaries of potential change, while still establishing a realistic path to achieve end visions by drawing on his extensive knowledge of mining and marketing operations."
“Dale has a unique ability to engage in & challenge both the operational and commercial aspects of a resources dialogue, whilst also bridging the gap in understanding between those in each camp and thereby improve business outcomes; bringing together his intellect and tenacious attitude to drive improvement.”