Kirby Johnson is a Consulting Partner in Wipro’s Natural Resources group. Kirby has deep mining industry expertise, with experience across every part of the mining value chain. He is currently responsible for developing the MAS (Mining Advisory Services) Business Improvement & Optimisation Consulting Practice and strengthening Wipro’s strategic mining client relationships.
With over 25 years' experience in mining, Kirby has worked in a range of senior executive roles for BHP Billiton, Gloucester Coal Ltd, and RFC Ambrian Corporate Finance, and Newcrest. Kirby has a track record of achievement at an executive level throughout the entire minerals value chain and the resources finance sector. His achievements range from having discovered a +$6Bn copper-gold deposit in Kazakhstan, through to providing transactional leadership for +$1Bn public market merger. He has lead the strategic planning process for a +$4B revenue coal business and lead commercial negotiations with a wide range of counter-parties.
Kirby has demonstrated an ability to implement mining Business Improvement & Optimisation projects, utilising simple yet powerful valuation (Value vs Do-Ability), improvement (People, Processes and Technology), and improvement methodologies (Lean, Theory of Constraints and Six-Sigma).