Former Big Four consultant Steve Davis joins dss+ in Perth

22 August 2022 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Global consulting firm dss+ has welcomed former Big Four consultant Steve Davis to its team in Perth.

Appointed a Senior Advisor, Steve Davis will advise dss+’s clients in the mining and metals sector on topics including operational excellence, cultural transformation, and sustainability.

Davis brings over 16 years of experience working in operations and delivering transformation programs, gained both in consulting as well as in industry.

Steve Davis, Senior Advisor, dss+

Most recently, Davis was a Director at Deloitte in its Transformation and Operations Consulting practice. Before that, he spent over three years at rival PwC, and four years at Improvement Resources, a boutique operational improvement consultancy in based in Perth.

Davis kickstarted his career at Rio Tinto, where he worked as an engineer and advisor, latterly focused on environmental governance.

“With expertise both in-house and at a consultancy level, we are confident Steve can deliver empathetic, value-focused strategies to drive necessary transformation in the mining and metals sector, helping our clients remain competitive and sustainable far into the future,” said Andrew Wilson, who leads dss+ in Australia and New Zealand.

Wes Austerberry, Mining and Metals Lead at dss+, added: “Steve brings a wealth of experience in transformative programs at a critical time for the mining and metals industry, which continues to face a number of operational, environmental and cultural issues which demand change. I’m very glad to welcome Steve to the business and thoroughly look forward to our work together.”

Formerly known as Dupont Sustainable Solutions, dss+ has over 1,000 staff working from offices worldwide, including two in Australia, in Perth and Melbourne. Last month, the firm’s Australian outfit was named one of top mining & metals consulting firms for 2022.

The appointment comes hot on the heels of another senior hire for dss+. Early August, Tim Wall was named a Senior Advisor in the firm’s Oil & Gas practice.