Jan Barraclough


Jan has led, coordinated and coached high-performing, multi-discipline teams across a range of construction, commissioning, maintenance and project works in line with specifications, schedules and budgets. As a consultant, Jan is responsible for working alongside senior consultants, and bringing hands-on experience to client projects. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for optimising business processes and maintenance procedures, Jan is able to drive reliability and availability of plant and equipment with minimal disruption to operations.


45 years of professional experience

5 years of consulting experience

1 year at Assetivity

Areas of specialist expertise

Industry specialisations

  • Mining and mineral processing
  • Oil and gas
  • Water utilities

Key successes

  • Lowered SAG mill reline times from 36 hours to 14 hours.
  • Improved plant availability from 35% to 86%.
  • Eliminated re-works and ensured maintenance work was carried out properly.
  • Instigated a procedure for testing hydrocarbon pumps in the workshop, before being re-installed in situ, to eliminate risk of leakage.

Professional experience

  • Assetivity (2021 – current)


  • Mopani Copper Mine, Zambia (2019 – 2020)

    Project Engineer

  • Lumwana Copper Mine, Zambia (2018 – 2019)


  • Lihir Gold Mine (2017 – 2018)

    Reliability Engineer

  • Oyu Tolgoi, Mongolia (2017)


  • Bonikro, Cote D’Ivoire (2015 – 2017)

    Mechanical Supervisor / Shutdown Manager

  • QCLNG, Curtis Island – Bechtel (2013 – 2015)

    Maintenance Superintendent

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