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Vale Don Morley HonFAusIMM


AusIMM expresses our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of former AusIMM President Donald Morley HonFAusIMM, who passed away last week.

Over a remarkable membership of 59 years, Don contributed significantly to AusIMM and our industry. Don was AusIMM President in 2000, and served on the AusIMM Council (predecessor to the AusIMM Board) from 1992 to 1996. He was also Honorary Treasurer from 1987 to 1996.

In 1997 Don was awarded the Beryl Jacka award ‘in recognition of his long association and major contribution to the affairs of AusIMM and his significant and sustained services to the minerals and petroleum industries.’

In 2009 Don was made an Honorary Fellow. He played a significant role in managing the Institute’s finances through difficult times and also was heavily involved in the major changes which were made to AusIMM’s structure.

In a long and distinguished career, Don was an Executive Director of WMC and served on industry bodies, such as the World Gold Council and as Treasurer of the International Council of Mining and Metallurgical Institutions (CMMI).

A great supporter of AusIMM and an advocate for resources professionals, Don will be sadly missed.

The funeral will be held at Queen’s College Chapel, University of Melbourne, 1-17 College Crescent, Parkville on Tuesday 23 July at 2.00 pm. No flowers by request.

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