Core Asset Co.

Founded in 2018, Core Asset Co. is an asset performance improvement consultant that helps leaders make smarter decisions about their heavy mobile and fixed assets. 

We’ve provided data-driven insights and solutions to some of the largest mining companies in the world, significantly improving their performance and return on investment. 

With a focus on collaboration and capability transfer, we work side-by-side with client teams to create meaningful action that generates real, measurable performance improvements. 

Core Asset Co. is founded

employees and growing

years cumulative mining asset management experience


Heavy mobile equipment


Fixed plant assets


Underground assets


Rail assets


Port assets

Who we are

Managing Director

Josh Old

As a mechanical engineer with over 16 years of experience in the mining industry, Josh drives asset performance and business value for mining

Focused on delivering real, meaningful results, Josh is a highly respected leader and trusted partner for businesses across the globe – from copper mines in Peru to iron ore mines in Brazil, to diamond mines in Africa, to businesses producing Coal, Gold, Lithium and other commodities more locally in Australia. Josh’s deep understanding of asset management and maintenance, together with operational business strategy, allows him to provide fact-based insights and deliver targeted actions that transform site performance.

His drive and entrepreneurial spirit has seen Core Asset Co. grow into a specialised, sector-leading consultancy in just a few short years. Well known for his genuine and straight-talking style, Josh cares about delivering meaningful results.

Operations Manager

Ben Neroni

An engineer with over a decade of leadership experience in mining, Ben is well known for his ability to identify and solve complex mining challenges. His understanding of client businesses and their requirements means Ben moves into action quickly and with effect.

Ben has a history of implementing successful business change programs in the mining industry and other sectors. He thinks about problems differently and uses data and logic to shape more effective ways of working.

Ben is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations for Core Asset Co.’s project portfolio. His leadership style is well suited to Core Asset Co. supporting the team to deliver projects.

Senior Technical Advisor

Graham Willetts

For 40 years, Graham has been delivering business process improvements to successful mining operations – domestically and globally. Having held several technical and general manager-level leadership roles with top-tier mining companies, Graham has been instrumental in planning, reliability, procurement, SAP, frontline leadership and continuous improvement programs.

Graham’s ability to see “the whole chess board” enables a holistic approach to business improvement and change management.

Office Manager

Samantha Toms

Samantha has a Bachelor of Business Management and over 10 years of experience in administration and office support. Playing a critical role in the team, Samantha is responsible for developing operational systems and strategies. While managing the day-to-day running of the business with a focus on team management, she ensures a high level of client support.

Why we do it

Asset management is a complex ecosystem, with multiple moving parts that make insightful decision-making and implementation challenging. It’s hard to know what “good” looks like and what asset owners should strive towards.

Our goal is to remove guesswork from the process. With data-driven solutions, your business can get the buy-in and confidence it needs to make necessary changes. We then translate these decisions into action through onsite implementation.

Deeper insights.
Smarter decisions.
Meaningful actions.

Why partner with us





We understand what best practice looks like and what’s truly possible


We get to the root of the problem, then provide and validate a solution


We combine technical knowledge, data analytics and on-site experience


We can help you define the project’s scope and action it correctly


We’re skilled communicators – from site managers to the executive team


We’re small enough to be flexible, but large enough to provide high-level expertise


We think about your overall business objectives, not siloed solutions


We deliver results that aren’t just theoretical – they’re tangible and measurable

“What Core Asset Co. is really good at is challenging me on what I’m looking for, helping me crystalise what the issue is and then determining how we can solve it.”

– Luke Birkett, Asset Management Manager at Roy Hill –

“There are few groups of people that I really trust, Josh is one of them.”

– Bob Garrick, Shark Bay Salt –

“Core Asset Co. was very adaptable and amenable to the terms of engagement to get some rubber on the road and prove their results”

– Michael Manning, Roy Hill –

“I’ve used many consultants over the years and narrowed it down to three. Core Asset Co. sits at the top of that tree simply because their performance is excellent.”

– Tier 1 mining company –

What we stand for

Earn trust

Build strong relationships and be a good human.

Take ownership

Own both the problem and the solutions.

Give insight

Help people connect the dots.

Keep it simple

Communicate clearly in real terms.

Be transparent

Talk straight and give practical solutions.

Get it done

Deliver on promises and be efficient.

“We’re committed to giving executives the power to deliver asset performance quickly and sustainably. This is more than just providing the right solution. Great implementation is where our client’s see the value in our work.”

– Josh Old, Founder and Managing Director at Core Asset Co. –

Causes we support

Working directly with communities who are
implementing strategies to raise awareness of
depression and mental illness, while supporting the preservation of life.

Working directly with communities who are implementing strategies to raise awareness of depression and mental illness, while supporting
the preservation of life.

Providing immediate support like living essentials, and ongoing long-term solutions like counselling to help heal the trauma of homelessness

Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. WIRES
has been rescuing and caring for sick, injured and orphaned native animals for over 35 years.

Bravery Trust provides emergency financial relief and financial counselling to serving & ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force who have an injury or illness as a result of their service.

Get in touch

Ready to work with our skilled team to find solutions to your pressing problems?