12 October 2021: Deloitte Australia has further strengthened its asset management capabilities and offerings – and will become a true one-stop-shop for comprehensive, top to bottom asset management services – with the team from leading advisory consultancy Bluefield to join the professional services firm’s Consulting business.
Established in 2010, and headquartered in Brisbane, Bluefield operates primarily in the resources sector, providing advisory services covering the full life cycle of mining assets – from equipment strategy and planning, and optimisation to operation, reliability improvement and decommissioning.
In addition to its Brisbane base, its 100 people are located in offices in Perth, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart. With many decades of industry experience between them, Gerard Wood (Bluefield Managing Director), Drew Hislop (General Manager – Growth) and Steve Flannery (General Manager – Operations) will become Deloitte Consulting partners.
Incoming Deloitte Consulting partner, and Bluefield Managing Director, Gerard Wood, said: “Bluefield is passionate about asset management and performance. Our business was established to deliver practical outcomes for our clients and we have become the market leaders in this area.
“It’s very clear that passion is an asset shared with Deloitte, and this is a move that creates the logical partner of choice for asset intensive industries, and connects our Bluefield clients with the breadth of other services offered by Delolitte.
“Together, we will provide the necessary breadth and technical depth that can significantly grow our capacity to deliver the services and real value businesses are calling out for.”
Deloitte Australia Managing Partner, Consulting, Ellen Derrick, said: “For big, asset intensive industries and businesses, cutting edge, technology-enabled asset optimisation and health services deliver value and better business outcomes.
“The skills and experience of the Bluefield team complement our own, and will provide scale to service increasing demand in the market. Together we expect to also be able to grow our offerings and market presence via a unique breadth of asset management services.”
Deloitte Australia Consulting partner, and Transformation & Operations leader, Rob Spittle, said: “All operators in heavy asset-exposed industries are looking at automation and improving yields on assets employed.
“The Bluefield team brings deep industry expertise and technical capability, focused on delivering solutions that put tools in the hand of maintainers, engineers and lessors that enable them to increase capital efficiency, make real, lasting change, and deliver long-term value from their assets.
“They have also developed a specialised data analytics tool that enables early notification and maintenance intervention of emerging issues in large plant and equipment, increases overall asset productivity and reliability. It’s a real differentiator, and an offering that can help deliver tangible value to our existing, combined and future clients.
”The Bluefield team will formally join Deloitte Consulting’s Transformation & Operations team on 1 November 2021. Terms of the transaction are confidential.