Decoda is a leading provider of data and analytics solutions, working with mine sites around the world to achieve their mine plans and run more efficient and productive operations.

We deliver sustainable performance improvements across mine extraction, material processing, and mine rehabilitation operations by applying technology and analytical methods using proven change management methodologies.

Our integrated performance solutions deliver insights and improvements across the entire mine value chain and beyond closure into rehabilitation, to ensure whole of operation efficiency and compliance.

Through extensive technical capability, broad industry expertise, and revolutionary technology, Decoda is helping bring the mining industry into the future.

Making a real change

We work with mining companies and operators to improve and maximise the entire value chain over the life of the mine and through to post-closure and rehabilitation. Our solutions are designed to make performance and production easier, more efficient, less energy intensive, and more cost-effective.

But the benefits of our technology don’t stop at mining companies. By improving mining operations, our solutions help to:

  • Minimise the long-term impact on surrounding environments
  • Meet community and government standards
  • Improve downstream outcomes by meeting mine plans and maximising the life and value of mines
  • Enable staff and machines to be more productive and perform their roles with higher level of awareness and safety

Management team

George Spink
Executive General Manager

George has held multiple senior management positions across a range of industries in regions across the globe and has spent the last 15 years entrenched in the mining industry – managing everything from operations to engineering design, to facilities and project management.

Having held executive roles in companies like Hastings Deering, Halcrow and Transfield Services, George has built a solid reputation for leading businesses and teams through strategic transformation, spearheading business development, and optimising outcome delivery.

George is now heading up the development of Decoda, ensuring mines around the world are able to access and benefit from the latest technology and mining solutions.

Aaron Watson
Manager, Business Development Productivity Solutions

Aaron is an experienced Business Development leader with more than 10 years’ experience in the mining, petroleum, and energy sectors. With a strong background in executing strategic initiatives, leading client engagement strategies, and driving performance focused outcomes, Aaron has always been passionate about advising customers on how to leverage technology to improve their organisational performance.

Currently, Aaron is helping to widen the availability and access to Decoda’s solution, driving growth and engagement through the implementation of Decoda’s marketing and business development strategy.

Kurt Pidgeon
Manager, Analytics & Technology

Kurt has over a decade of experience working with global mining companies to improve productivity and efficiency in various mine site production and maintenance areas. He has been heavily involved in helping sites adapt to emerging technology, focusing on digital engagement and change management with site teams.

Since joining Decoda, Kurt has been managing the development and deployment of analytics and technology products which serve to improve the productivity of the mining sector.

Ian Hollingworth
Manager, Productivity Solutions

A seasoned systems engineer and leader of technical teams, Ian has held management and executive roles in some of the largest companies in the industry, including Rio Tinto and Quadrem International.

Across his career, Ian has led the charge on numerous technical development projects, as well as building and managing high performance technical teams to develop and apply new technologies and recognise business benefits.

Roger Lambson
Manager, Business Development Productivity Solutions (South Africa)

Highly invested in the growth of both businesses and people, Roger is a mechanical engineer by trade with a background in industrial research and 30+ year’s multi-national experience in the South African environment. His focus has always been on developing strategies and solutions to promote relevant and sustainable business growth that is efficient as well as profitable.

Roger now plays a key role in building key relationships, engaging the market and introducing Decoda’s Integrated Performance Management and Asset Performance Management platforms in the southern African region.