Andrew Hoyle

Principal Process Engineer

An accomplished Process Engineer & Study Manager with 17+ years experience, Andrew has a strong track record leading cross functional teams to identify project and operational improvements.
Brisbane, Australia

Andrew leads cross functional teams to identify project and operational improvement through by focusing on collaboration and understanding the drivers of plant performance.

Andrew has completed a Master of Business in Applied Finance to augment his Master of Business Administration (MBA). These degrees coupled with experience as a Six Sigma Black Belt has allowed Andrew to technically and financially evaluate process improvement projects and drive organisational change through ensuring projects have a high degree of buy-in from operational and management teams. Andrew has experience across a broad range of commodities.

His career highlights include designing and commissioning a $45M increased recovery project which resulted in a 6% increase in copper recovery and a 10% increase in gold recovery; managing the design and test work for a copper heap leach pre-feasibility study including trade off studies for different copper production methods; and facilitating a reduction in crusher no feed time utilising cross functional teams which resulted in 40 minutes extra production per day.

Andrew specialises in:

  • Flotation
  • Plant debottlenecking
  • Flowsheet selection
  • Study management
  • Continuous improvement

Andrew is a member of:

  • Member AusIMM

Country experience:

  • Australia
  • Chile
  • Laos
  • Peru