Chris Morley

Principal Process Engineer

Chris has 48 years’ experience in design, commissioning, operation and control of metallurgical and materials handling plants covering a wide variety of commodities.
Perth, Australia

Chris is recognised in the industry for his expertise in the engineering of comminution circuits, particularly in the application of HPGR systems for a variety of commodities.

Chris’s current focus is the conceptual design of conventional and HPGR-based comminution and materials handling process flowsheets and plant layouts in support of Ausenco’s studies and projects worldwide.

Key projects include:


  • Cadia Gold, 24 Mt/y, Australia
  • Mogalakwena Platinum, 12 Mt/y, South Africa
  • El Aouj Magnetite, 30 Mt/y, Mauritania
  • Altyntau Gold, 8 Mt/y, Kazakhstan
  • Quebradona Gold, 6.2 Mt/y, Colombia


  • Cerro Casale Copper, 55 Mt/y, Chile
  • Reko Diq Copper, 80 Mt/y, Pakistan
  • Centinela Copper, 75 Mt/y, Chile
  • Century Gold, 18 Mt/y, Canada
  • Boddington Copper/Gold, 38 Mt/y, Australia


  • Kansanshi Copper, 12 Mt/y expansion, Zambia
  • Prominent Hill Copper/Gold, 8 Mt/y, Australia
  • Aguablanca Copper/Nickel, 1.5 Mt/y, Spain
  • Windimurra Vanadium, 2.5 Mt/y, Australia

Design, Commissioning, Operation Support:

  • Argyle Diamonds, 3 Mt/y and expansions, Australia
  • Fimiston Gold, 2 Mt/y, Australia
  • Martha Hill Gold, 0.7 Mt/y, New Zealand
  • Kelian Gold, 7.5 Mt/y, Indonesia
  • Ekati Diamonds, 3 Mt/y, Canada


  • Working on the Boddington feasibility study, Chris was instrumental in the development of a practical, high-capacity, HPGR-based flowsheet and layout for hard rock treatment – one of the first of its kind – that allowed project viability to be demonstrated and project execution to proceed.