Chris Ashton

CEO and Managing Director


Chris is the CEO and Managing Director of Worley. A leading global provider of professional project and asset services, Worley operates in nearly 50 countries worldwide through a diverse network of professional, engineering, project management and field-based team members.
Chris joined Worley in 1998 and has held various leadership roles across the company as it evolved through acquisition as well as organic growth. Prior to his appointment as CEO in February 2020, Chris acted as Chief Operating Officer responsible for the integration of the ECR business and setting the strategy for Worley’s successful transformation.

Chris’s role as CEO is marked by an acceleration of the company’s transformation strategy – putting passion, skills and strongly held beliefs at the center of some of the biggest challenges on the planet.
He earned an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management. Chris also holds an Honors Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Sunderland Chris is also graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.