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Frans Lombard

Frans Lombard


Australia and New Zealand


Summary Bio

Frans is a Partners in Performance Director with more than 25 years of experience in operational improvement and line management.  

He has led Program Management Offices (PMOs) and improvement projects in a variety of industries including mining, defence, manufacturing and oil and gas. He has managed several sites and international large-scale transformation activities and has worked in Australia, Russia, Africa and throughout Asia. Before joining PIP, Frans spent time at Shell Oil & Gas rolling out a regional Lean program, and two years as project lead improving drilling and blasting performance at Anglo American Platinum.  

A career highlight of Frans was the implementation of recommendations from the most far-reaching review of Australia’s Department of Defence, where he led the Implementation Office and served on the Civilian Oversight Board.  

Frans also led a programme over two years to redesign and implement new rock-breaking and supporting management processes at the world's largest platinum mine. This led to a 10% increase in advance per blast coupled with a reduction in lost blasts to deliver a 100% increase of business area profit over the period.


  • Operations Performance Improvement Programmes
  • Service Operations Transformation
  • Large Programme Management

Core Sectors

  • Mining and metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Public Sector
  • Industrials / Manufacturing


  • M.B.L. – University of South Africa
  • B.Eng (Mechanical) – University of Pretoria, Cum Laude​
  • Lean/Six Sigma/Black Belt Certified
  • Project Management Certified​
  • ITIL certified​