Meet The Metallurgical Systems Team

About Metallurgical Systems

Metallurgical Systems is a 100% Australian owned, world-leading technology company. We were founded in 2010 and we specialise in implementing solutions for metallurgical accounting, production reporting, process optimisation and sustainability reporting. Our goal is to provide automated solutions to our customers, removing data silos to improve transparency, efficiency, and compliance in the mining and minerals sector.

After consulting for the resources sector for over a decade, we observed that most plants lacked data-led insight and relied on manual accounting. This was affecting their sustainability outcomes, compliance, operational efficiency, profitability and even staff retention/attraction. To resolve this, our team of specialist metallurgists, chemical engineers and technology developers dedicated over 400,000 hours to creating the most advanced suite of Metallurgical Intelligence® software in the market.

By providing mining and minerals professionals with accurate, validated and contextualised, data about their plant, our technology helps organisations make smarter decisions, improve profitability, uncover anomalies, identify efficiencies, meet compliance objectives, and eliminate risk. We do this by creating ‘digital twin’ solutions which extract data from over 20,000 measure points, and which use machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide plant operators with the insights they need via a simple and easy to use dashboard.

We are headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and deploy our award-winning technology to minerals processing plants around the world. Our software is currently used in nine countries, four continents and in three different languages (English, Spanish and Russian). Our expert team includes metallurgists, engineers and technical experts, and our core team has been together for over a decade.

As well as vast financial returns, we deliver all important clarity to the stakeholders and owners of minerals processing plants, helping them make much faster and better decisions, and meet all-important compliance objectives.


Since established, Metallurgical Systems has established relationships with various Australian METS authorities, and contributed to a range of industry events and publications. This includes:


We are a recognised AusIMM partner alongside BHP, Rio Tinto and UNSW. We contribute articles to the AusIMM Bulletin Magazine (view here)participate in AusIMM conferences, and contribute to the AusIMM thought-leadership series.


We have been involved in the Austmine STEM METS Career Pathway Program, and have presented at various Austmine conferences and discussion panels. We were a spotlight partner and presenter at Austmine’s conference. View here.


John was the opening keynote speaker at MetPlant 2023 conference, where he spoke about the role of automated reporting in meeting new sustainability reporting requirements, as well as climate and nature disclosures for the resources sector in 2024. View here.

John was also invited to be an opening keynote speaker regarding the stages of digital transformation at the Metplant 2019 conference. View here.

Rio Tinto

We were also invited to participate in ‘Industry 4.0’ – a private discussion panel hosted by AusIMM and Rio Tinto. John was one of three industry experts discussing the digital transformation of the mining and minerals industry.

Export Council of Australia

We also participated in a discussion panel with Penny Wong (March 2021), Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, about barriers to trade for exporters. More here.


Our expertise and achievements have been recognised by several industry awards:

  • 2022 IBM and TechData One Percenters Competition – Winner
  • 2021 Premier’s NSW Export Awards – Professional Services – Winner
  • 2021 Austmine Awards – Finalist – Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award
  • 2019 Austmine Awards – Winner – Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award
  • 2017 Austmine Awards – Finalist – Craig Senger Excellence in Export Award
  • 2017 Austmine Awards – Finalist – Innovation for METS

Support for industry talent

100% of our workforce is employed in Australia, either in Sydney or Brisbane. Our team has a strong focus on attracting and retaining young talent in the industry. We have strong relationships with Australian Universities and offer paid internship programs annually that contribute to students’ industrial training across the process engineering and computer engineering disciplines. We have been active participants in, and supporters of, the Austmine STEM METS Career Pathway Program—which helps bright young university graduates forge careers in the metallurgical sector.

Interested in being part of the Metallurgical Systems team? See careers and internships