Geoscience Ireland – Panel of Individual Experts

NameDescription/ Prof.Qual./Other AffiliationsNotes/ExpertiseContact Email
John ArthursGeologist/P GeoEx GSNI Director; coaching skillsjwarthurs@ntlworld.com
Shane BennetHydrogeologist/P GeoGroundwater, contam. landbennet@iol.ie
Joe BurkeGeotechnical engineer/ /FSAIMM/ Principal Avoca Geotec LtdGeotechnical Engineering, Rock Mechanics, Mine Engineeringjoe@avocageotec.com
John CliffordEuro GeolMineral exploration and developmentjohnaclifford@eircom.net
John ColthurstGeologist/P GeoBase metal minex and resource estimationcolthrst@indigo.ie
Bryan DeeganEcologist/CIEEMAquatic EIS, AA, GISbryan@altemar.ie
David DingemansGeologist/P GeoCoal, base metals and resource estimation.dingeman@mweb.co.za
Dr. Jürg GassmannLawyer/ PhDSpecialising in renewable energy, carbon capture and sustainability.jurg.gassmann@gassmannconsulting.com
Tony HandMSc Management for Sustainable Development
PhD Architectural History (Quarrying Industry)
Mining Technologies, Sustainable Development, Industrial Heritagetonyhand2001@yahoo.ie
Kieran HarringtonP Geo/ Eur Geol/ IGI/ EFGTechnical director/ executive director (Papua Mining Plc)kieran@harbourstore.net
Gareth Ll. JonesBSc MSc PGeoconodate@mac.com
Michael KeaneEngineer/IMQSITER fusion project; financial DDmichael@mkeaneconsulting.com
Victor KellyGeologist/P EngGold & copper mining; Africa experiencekellyvictor159@gmail.com
Zili LiPhD Geo Eng, BE Civil EngTunnelling & underground space tech, Computational modelling in geotechnics, Innovative monitoring tech, Geotechnical Engzili.li@ucc.ie
Niall McManusGeologist/P GeoEnviro Tourism; Africa minex & aggregates experiencenmcmanus@earthroute.ie
Macarten MacgroderQuarry Mgr/MIQ, FIMQSEx Lagan Group ; Recently Quarry. Mgr.in Nigeriamcmcgroder@gmail.com
Robert MeehanGeologist/P GeoSubsoils , Groundwater, Geoheritageantalamhireland@gmail.com
Michael MescalEngineer/CIWEM, ACEI/Principal Mescal & AssocsWater, waste water, food industriesmescal@indigo.ie
Billy MooreCivil & Environmental Engineer/ BE/MSc/MBA/C.Eng/FIEIEngineering; Environmental Management; Waste Management; Planning & Developmentbillymooreengineer@gmail.com
David MorrisMech. Engineer/ IEPNG, Principal ProSmelt LtdMineral processing in South Africa, Australia, PNG, the UK and Bulgariadavid.morris@prosmelt.com
Bernard MurphyEngineering Geol/P Geo, MIEI/ Principal BMA GeoconsultingHydrogeology & geotechnicalbmageo@gmail.com
Shane O’NeillMining Hydrgeology/ IGIGeol/ Hydrology/ Hydrogeologysoneill2@telus.net
Ric PasqualiGeologist/ P Geo/ EuroGeol/Director GeoServ
GAI – Chairperson
Geol, Geothermal energy resource assessment and development.rpasquali@geoservsolutions.com
David PlunkettMineral Exploration and Geological EvaluationExpertise in exploratory data analysis and interpretation of geochemical data – with an emphasis on Geological context.dplunkett@geochemistry.ie
Les SandersonProduct Mgr./FIMQSEx Metso Minerals Regional Mgr./Quarry H&Shlsand@eircom.net
Dr William SheppardGeologist/P GeoGold & base metals minex & resource estimationwashere@indigo.ie
Andrew SkeltonGeophysics/ seismic; IPIECA/ IMQSHydrocarbons/ operations manager/ESIA specialista.p.skelton.1974@gmail.com
Ed SloweyGeologist/P GeoGold & base metals minex& resource estimation Europe & Africaedslowey@indigo.ie
Conor SpollenMinerals Engineering B. Eng/ MBAMining Operations and projects with 28+ years of experience working in base metalscspollen@hotmail.com
James StratfordGeologist/P GeoMinEx design & management; Europe, W. Africajames@stratfordgeo.ie
Stephen WhestonMSc. Environmental Science, BSc. Chemistry & BiochemistryExpert in all environmental & social aspects associated with the extractive industry with 20+ yrs experience in sustainability managementstephenwheston@gmail.com

Glossary

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