John Cole

Senior Leadership Team Member
Rob O'Byrne

A large portion of John’s career has been in the domestic Express Freight market, with the majority of this spent with Mayne Nickless (11 years) and Star Track Express (9 years). John has held a range of middle management roles with the main focus in Customer Service and Account Management. During his time with Star Track Express, John was involved in the first major roll-out of integrated sortation and Trace & Track technology in the Australian freight market.

John joined Dawson Consulting in 1999 to lead the Freight Optimisation business unit leading projects across all industries, but chemicals and bulk commodities were strongly represented. John moved across to Logistics Bureau in 2007, with the acquisition of Dawson Consulting.

In the past 5-7 years, John has built a strong track record in the resources and energy sectors for companies such as Rio Tinto, Pilbara Iron, Iluka, Blue Circle Southern Cement, Newcrest Mining, Dyno Nobel and Stuart Petroleum. Projects have focused on designing and validating logistics channels for the supply of remote and semi-remote mining and energy operations in Australia and Central Asia. This work has entailed; Assessment of equipment infrastructure requirements; Supplier sourcing and benchmarking; Operational and cost modeling.

John can be contacted directly at +61 411 706 726 or Email