Geoscience Ireland – Panel of Individual Experts

NameDescription/ Prof.Qual./Other AffiliationsNotes/ExpertiseContact Email
John ArthursGeologist/P GeoEx GSNI Director; coaching
Joe BurkeGeotechnical engineer/ /FSAIMM/ Principal Avoca Geotec LtdGeotechnical Engineering, Rock Mechanics, Mine
John CliffordEuro GeolMineral exploration and
John ColthurstGeologist/P GeoBase metal minex and resource
Adam DawsonScientist/FGS PhD MBA Former Policy Lead on CCS and Nuclear Decommissioning in the UK

Bryan DeeganEcologist/CIEEMAquatic EIS, AA,
David DingemansGeologist/P GeoCoal, base metals and resource
Dr. Jürg GassmannLawyer/ PhDSpecialising in renewable energy, carbon capture and
Tony HandMSc Management for Sustainable Development
PhD Architectural History (Quarrying Industry)
Mining Technologies, Sustainable Development, Industrial
Kieran HarringtonP Geo/ Eur Geol/ IGI/ EFGTechnical director/ executive director (Papua Mining Plc)
Gareth Ll. JonesBSc MSc
Michael KeaneEngineer/IMQSITER fusion project; financial
Victor KellyGeologist/P EngGold & copper mining; Africa
Zili LiPhD Geo Eng, BE Civil EngTunnelling & underground space tech, Computational modelling in geotechnics, Innovative monitoring tech, Geotechnical
Niall McManusGeologist/P GeoExpert in Critical Raw Materials Value Chain and Building Social Licence in the Circular
Macarten MacgroderQuarry Mgr/MIQ, FIMQSEx Lagan Group ; Recently Quarry.
Robert MeehanGeologist/P GeoSubsoils , Groundwater,
Michael MescalEngineer/CIWEM, ACEI/Principal Mescal & AssocsWater, waste water, food
Joe MonganM.Sc. Applied Science,
B.Sc. Geology with Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry
Global geoscience leader with +20 years’ experience in the oil and natural resources industry with a strong background
in leading operations and environmental health and safety programs.
Billy MooreCivil & Environmental Engineer/ BE/MSc/MBA/C.Eng/FIEIEngineering; Environmental Management; Waste Management; Planning &
Bernard MurphyEngineering Geol/P Geo, MIEI/ Principal BMA GeoconsultingHydrogeology &
Shane O’NeillMining Hydrgeology/ IGIGeol/ Hydrology/
Ric PasqualiGeologist/ P Geo/ EuroGeol/Director GeoServ
GAI – Chairperson
Geol, Geothermal energy resource assessment and
David PlunkettMineral Exploration and Geological EvaluationExpertise in exploratory data analysis and interpretation of geochemical data – with an emphasis on Geological
Dr William SheppardGeologist/P GeoGold & base metals minex & resource
Andrew SkeltonGeophysics/ seismic; IPIECA/ IMQSHydrocarbons/ operations manager/ESIA
Ed SloweyGeologist/P GeoGold & base metals minex& resource estimation Europe &
Conor SpollenMinerals Engineering B. Eng/ MBAMining Operations and projects with 28+ years of experience working in base
James StratfordGeologist/P GeoMinEx design & management; Europe, W.
Stephen WhestonMSc. Environmental Science, BSc. Chemistry & BiochemistryExpert in all environmental & social aspects associated with the extractive industry with 20+ yrs experience in sustainability
Kieran O DriscollPhD OceanographyMarine Hydrographer and Modelling
Jonathan Leather PhD Geology, MBACorporate development and restructuring; project generation and management>
Graham Andrew PhD GeologyCCS,
Sarah Brown PhD Geology CCS,
Frederick ShrimerBA GeologyInternational expert on pyritic heave, alkali-aggregate reaction, concrete petrography
georesources evaluation.


ACEI = Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland
CIEEM= Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
CIWEM = Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
FIMQS = Fellow of the Irish Mining & Quarrying Society
FSAIMM = (Fellow) Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
GAI = Geothermal Assoc. Ireland
Geol Soc = Geological Society of London
IEPNG = Institution of Professional Engineers Papua New Guinea
IPIECA = International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association
IMQS = Irish Mining and Quarrying Association
MIEI = Engineers Ireland
MIQ = Member of the Institute of Quarrying
P Eng = Professional Engineer
P Geo = Professional Geologist