Companies

Jan 10, 2013

Decades behind? Mining chief might be right on productivity

Is the Australian mining sector really decades behind on productivity improvement? There's something to incoming Anglo American chief Mark Cutifani's alarming comments.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

The incoming chief of the world’s fifth largest miner, Anglo American, told analysts on Tuesday night that all it took to make a good mining manager was a good mineral deposit.

“In the mining industry, we’re some 20 to 30 years behind other more progressive sectors in terms of productivity and business practises,” Mark Cutifani said. “We’ve got to go beyond that and make sure we’re working our assets, the engine room, as hard as we can.”

Free Trial

Proudly annoying those in power since 2000.

Sign up for a FREE 21-day trial to keep reading and get the best of Crikey straight to your inbox

By starting a free trial, you agree to accept Crikey’s terms and conditions

0 comments

Leave a comment

Share this article with a friend

Just fill out the fields below and we'll send your friend a link to this article along with a message from you.

Your details

Your friend's details

Sending...