Chris Magombedze

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+264 61 207
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BSc Engineering Honours in Metallurgy (UZ, 1991)
MSc in Minerals Engineering – Camborne School of Mines, UK -1994
PhD in Minerals & Environmental Engineering, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU, 2006)
MBA – Leadership & Operations Management, Australia School of Business (2010)
Member of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy since 2004


  • Certified Professional Engineer in Metallurgy
  • Over 23 years combined broad international experience encompassing roles in operations in the minerals industry and academia.
  • Has held key professional, leadership and management positions during career stints with Sanyati Copper Mine, University of Zimbabwe, NTNU, BHP Billiton, Barrick Gold, Xstrata Copper & MMG Australia. 
  • Accumulated significant experience in plant safety, project development and strategic operations management including special skills in operational excellence and asset utilisation.
  • Has expertise in the mineral processing  & hydrometallurgy of a wide range of commodities including  base metals, precious metals, uranium,  coal, iron ore, diamonds and industrial  minerals


  • Mineral Liberation & Processing of Complex Ores
  • Processing of Industrial Minerals
  • Water & Environment al Management in Mining
  • Leadership & Strategic Operations Management in the Mining Industry


  • Mineral Processing
  • Metallurgical Plant Design
  • Project Management – MBA
  • Leadership & Operations Management - MBA
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