Innovative mobile solutions based on mining industry expertise 

The depth of the MiPlan team is very impressive. During the engagement, EC&M dealt with four of the MiPlan team members, each being knowledgeable and experienced in their required domains. The project was well lead to ensure a successful outcome for both parties.

Brendon Morton, Chief Financial Officer, EC&M

MiPlan was able to bring together a business information management and communication strategy that was both innovative and functional.

Kalman Salgo, Technical Services Manager

Executive Team

Executive Team - Robert Daw

Robert Daw

Co-Founder and Managing Director


With more than 14 years experience in the mining industry in both Open Pit and Underground operations, and formal qualifications in Mine Surveying, Rob offers hands-on experience and indepth understanding of surveying, mine engineering and technical services management. Prior to co-founding MiPlan Consulting in 2010, Rob worked both in Australia and overseas, with exposure to various commodities across numerous mining projects.

As Managing Director, Rob leads the MiPlan team in providing clients with efficient, reliable and effective solutions that meet the current and future challenges of mining operators accross the globe. Rob is passionate about working with MiPlans clients to achieve operational excellence – all underpinned by his strong analytical, practical and methodical approach to solving problems, combined with strong communication skills and industry experience.

Executive Team - Sam Craig

Sam Craig

Director & Solutions Architect


Sam has worked in the software development industry for 10 years in software, web and report development, as well as quality assurance, project management and business analyst roles. He has spent the past 5 years developing mining specific software, as well as reports for the mining industry and mapping and implementing process workflows. Prior to this he spent 3 years scoping, designing, developing and implementing e-commerce solutions. His analytical, practical and methodical approach, strong communication skills and technical experience makes him an invaluable solutions consultant for software and IT projects.

Executive Team - Louise Daw

Louise Daw

Co-Founder & Project Director


Louise is a Director of MiPlan and has worked in the IT and mining industry for over 12 years in business analysis, project lead and product management roles. As an experienced IT Professional, Business Analyst and Environmental Scientist, Louise offers significant know-how and understanding of designing, developing and implementing production management solutions and business intelligence applications.

Prior to co-founding MiPlan in 2010, Louise travelled the world designing, developing and implementing mine production management solutions. It is this understanding of global challenges in the mining industry, combined with an analytical, practical and methodical approach, that make Louise an invaluable asset to clients seeking business improvement and production management solutions.

Executive Team - Tony Packer

Tony Packer

Non-Executive Director


Tony is a non-executive Director of MiPlan Consulting and offers a wealth of commercial and financial experience to the MiPlan Executive Team. Previously Tony was a director of the Surpac Minex Group; an enterprise that successfully merged with Gemcom Software in 2006 – a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and based in Vancouver. The merger resulted in Tony becoming a major shareholder and director of Gemcom. Since the sale of Gemcom in 2008 to the Carlyle Group (Private equity USA) and Pala Investments (a Swiss based fund), Tony has pursued a variety of other opportunities in the mining, property and development sectors.

Executive Team - Ian McFarlane

Ian McFarlane

Non-Executive Director


As non-executive director, Ian brings to the MiPlan team extensive experience gained throughout his very successful career in the ICT industry. Having held a wide range of Executive IT senior management positions over his career to date, Ian offers management expertise working on large scale business transformation programmes, and guiding the successful growth of Professional Services firms from startup through to successful trade sale and merger.

Ian has successfully managed and grown three leading professional services firms and directed several multimillion dollar systems-integration, strategic alliance and outsourcing projects both in Australia and overseas. Currently Ian holds a number of board and advisory positions, further strengthening the capabilties and experience of MiPlan’s executive leadership team.

Executive Team - Tim Moore

Tim Moore

Non-Executive Director


Tim is a non-executive Director of MiPlan and has been active in business and investment in Australia since 1984. He brings a wide range of commercial experience in the accounting, finance and property sectors to the Executive Team and is an active investor in private mining software and services businesses with international capabilities. In the past, Tim was an owner of Surpac, a mining software company which successfully merged with Gemcom Software – a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and based in Vancouver – which he was a director of until 2008.

Tim has a BSc (Hons), an MBA, is a Certified Practising Accountant and is a Master of the Stockbrokers Association of Australia. His community activities are varied and have included board positions with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Kids Help Line, Opera WA and Axiss Australia.