Damon Bland, Partner


Damon brings 15+ years in management consulting including 3 years as one of the first operations practice specialists at McKinsey&Co.

His track record of leadership and transformation at blue chip companies includes roles as a management consultant, business owner and member of the senior leadership team.

Trained by a Shingijutsu the lean consultants trained at Toyota by Taiichi Ohno. Damon works in German, French and English.

Damon brings deep expertise in due diligence, operational excellence , post-merger integration as well as execution, and executive coaching.

Prior to joining infinitas, Damon spent 4 years spent reporting to Chairman of a $4bn global downstream aluminium producer with 3500 employees and 65 plants, directing operational turnaround – delivered ~$200M of EBITDA productivity over three year period

As founder of Lean Transformations, Damon built and led a team of over 30 consultants who supported a Lean Transformation which delivered over Aus $ 400 million

Deep experience leading engagements spanning all parts of the value stream; from upstream commercial, planning and procurement operations to manufacturing, logistics and distribution

Broad sector expertise across multiple industries; oil & gas, metals & mining, automotive, FMCG, retail operations, aerospace, packaging, heavy engineering, electronics, banking

Damon earned a B. Eng in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and he holds the CPIM (APICS), as well as a McKinsey MBA. He has completed studies in Finance & Controlling at St Gallen Management Institute

Damon is married, with 3 children and enjoys car racing in his spare time.

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