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Robert Kirton

Directorship Disciplines, Management, Financial Management, Business Planning, Business Analysis ( Using DMAIC Process) Joint Venture Management, Business Integration, International Business, Negotiation Techniques, Business Integration, Business Re-Organisation, Contract Management, Dispute Resolution, Marketing, Investor presentations


  • Management-
  • Governance-
  • Import/Export-
  • Finance-
  • Marketing-
  • Planning-


  • Manufacturing-
  • Mining-
  • Electricity, gas, water and waste services-
  • Administrative and support services-
  • Financial and insurance services-

Spoken Languages:

  • English-

State: Western Australia

Locations by request:

  • (I am based in Perth WA. I am willing to travel within 100 kms of Perth for regular assignments and to other parts of Western Australia on special assignments)

Mentoring available by:

  • In Person, Face to Face in (Western Australia) or by Phone and online

I can also deliver mentoring by phone and online

Current Occupation:

Mainly retired but have my own Business Consultancy and am an active volunteer in several local community organisations.

Detailed CV:

I am an extremely competent businessman, director (Fellow of the AICD), manager and administrator with over 30 years of experience gained in many countries (including periods of business residence) and a track record which clearly demonstrates success. I believe I possess sound judgement, superior business acumen, a well developed ability to think strategically and innovatively, a thorough understanding of manufacturing, mining, energy and shipping industries together with very significant experience of international business. In addition, outstanding negotiating capabilities, a thorough understanding of strategic planning and plan execution, an analytical mind with a capacity for detailed and innovative thinking and an ability to understand and communicate complex concepts. Furthermore, through the medium of my various roles I have developed extremely good interpersonal skills enabling me to effectively manage change, conflicting agendas and present positions and negotiate outcomes in a variety of situations between competing interests and cultures. I enjoy mentoring and promoting team and individual development having been fortunate to receive valuable assistance myself during my career. I am very much driven by results through successful formulation and implementation of strategy with a focus on the successful execution of the responsibilities/requirements and challenges of any role I embrace.


Significant experience as a very senior, major company executive both locally, in the USA and Europe with high level accountability.

Major contract/agreement architecture, construction, drafting, negotiation, legal requirements/implications and execution. Dispute resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Contract review and optimization.

Significant committee experience at both a board and operational level both as chairman and member                                                                   

Strong background in business finance/financing, financial management/reporting and a detailed understanding of accounting practices

Highly experienced in managing complex mining, processing and manufacturing enterprises with significant operational participation

Capacity for innovative problem solving and ingenuity.

Very significant experience in international business embracing numerous countries and markets, with a thorough understanding of the transactional complexities.

Detailed understanding of and experience in financial, operational and strategic risk management through identification and mitigation

Expertise in strategic planning and development coupled with tactical implementation and well developed and effective reporting and presentation skills.

Significant experience in managing business integration

Significant experience in the IPO, Asset Sale and bankruptcy processes.

A thorough understanding of and a commitment to the three pillars of sustainable business and operations and development with a focus on safety and the environment.

A demonstrated track record of success and an ability to effectively operate in a variety of diverse business environments and cultures.

Supply chain performance management         

Change management 

Team building, employee management, motivation and development

Cross cultural relationships

A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors                                                                                                         


  • Graduate Nautical Science-Plymouth School of Navigation and Maritime Studies
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors