BSc (Hons) HND
Dan graduated with a degree in Geology and Physical Geography from the University of Luton before gaining valuable geotechnical field experience in Ireland. He joined Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 1997 as a Geologist and has since been involved with all aspects of the business, from hands-on site work to commercial development.
Dan has considerable experience in assisting with mining subsidence claims and supervising the identification and remediation of old mine workings. He is adept at communicating technical aspects of mining risk assessment and management to a range of audiences.
Dan lives in Perranporth with his family, where he is an active member of the Surf Lifesaving Club and in his spare time, enjoys surfing, rowing and sailing.
Andrea worked as a Bank Clerk for ten years before becoming Accounts Manager for both a specialist lighting retailer and a major car manufacturer. She continued to work in accounts management for over ten years before joining Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 2007 to manage company finances and Human Resources.
Andrea is both conscientious and meticulous. She is an approachable and dependable member of the team and always has time to support and advise others.
In her free time, Andrea enjoys swimming, walking, knitting and crafts. She is also Assistant District Commissioner for the Cub Scouts and is actively involved with planning their outdoor activities and contributions to the community.
Principal Engineering Geologist
BSc (Hons) MSc (Hons) FGS CGeol APMP
Tim is a chartered Engineering Geologist with over ten years consultancy experience in the mining, civil engineering and energy sectors. Tim has strong project management skills and extensive experience in geotechnical design, having worked on strategic road, construction and infrastructure developments both in the UK and overseas. Tim specialises in slope and cliff stability assessments, earthwork analysis and foundation design.
Tim lives in Perranporth and has an active family life with two young daughters. Having recently moved to the area, Tim is enjoying exploring the Cornish coast and in his spare time Tim enjoys running, cycling and sea swimming and competing in triathlons.
Senior Mining Geologist
BSc (dual Hons) MSc MCSM
After graduating from Camborne School of Mines, Chris worked as a miner and a Mine Geologist at South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall. Chris then went on to become the Aggregates Production Manager at Goonvean china clay quarry near St Austell. Chris joined Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 2007. He is proficient at sampling mundic block, compiling Mining Searches and supervising Mining Investigations.
Working at South Crofty mine has afforded Chris a unique insight into Cornish geology and the issues and nature of old workings beneath urban areas. He is able to apply this valuable perspective and working knowledge to the interpretation and assessment of mining hazards.
Chris has an active family life and enjoys surfing, golf and squash. He is involved with Perranporth Surf Livesaving Club where he teaches under elevens surf safety, lifesaving skills and beach sports.
Senior Environmental Scientist
BSc (Hons) MSc AIEMA
Clare graduated in Geology and Environmental Management before working at the British Geological Survey as a fieldwork coordinator and the National Remote Sensing Centre as a Satellite Imagery Analyst. Clare practiced as a Geo-environmental Engineer, with an interest in contaminated land risk assessments and waste management, before joining Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 2008. She currently manages our Land Contamination department.
Clare has a broad understanding of the environmental and health issues associated with naturally occurring contaminants and how these relate to Planning and development requirements. She favours a practical approach to mitigate risks and promote development and has a sound working relationship with local regulatory authorities.
Clare enjoys walking, reading and gardening. She has a busy family life but also volunteers at a local school and on various environmental projects.
Senior Mundic Surveyor & Mundic Department Manager
Peter is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and he manages our mundic block assessment department at Cornwall Consultants Ltd. Before joining our team, Peter worked as a Branch Manager and Senior Chartered Surveyor across the Midlands and in West Cornwall, carrying out a range of Valuation and Structural Surveys for Building Societies, Institutions and private clients. He has also carried out mortgage/investment interviews, lease and compulsory purchase negotiations, as well as building completion surveys.
Peter has been practising professionally in Cornwall for over 30 years and is an expert in the localised use of mine waste in concrete blocks across the South West, the effect this can have on the integrity of a structure and what this means when you are selling a property or applying for a mortgage. Peter is well versed in the RICS mundic guidelines and recent (2016) updates. He is responsible for designing, supervising and reporting on concrete sampling and test-work programmes, which are tailored to each property.
Lead GIS Developer
On graduating from Camborne School of Mines as an Engineering Geologist, Adam worked locally as a Field Geologist and GIS Technician for a mineral exploration company. With experience of designing, implementing and analysing geochemical soil sampling programmes and advising on land development issues, including mineral rights, Adam also supervises site investigations for geotechnical, contaminated land and ground instability assessments.
Adam has streamlined and expanded our mining archive GIS. He is responsible for the integration of historical maps and plans as well as diverse modern datasets. Part of his role with us is to develop data interrogation techniques which continue to improve the efficiency and process of mining subsidence risk assessment. Adam is both methodical and innovative and keeps us on our toes!
Adam likes to read, spend time at the beach or go woodland foraging with his children.
Mining Search Department Coordinator
Roz studied Cartography before working for an international mining exploration company based in London. She went on to work for a specialist software company in the oil and gas sector before becoming a mining archivist and researcher at a consultancy in the south west. Joining Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 1992, she manages the production of our Mining Searches.
Roz has over twenty years of invaluable experience compiling, interpreting and referencing historic manuscripts, maps and plans. Over this time, she has built and maintains key links with local developers, solicitors, conveyancers and regulators. She is skilled at dealing with any mining related enquiry.
Roz enjoys playing tennis and is on the committee for a local club. A keen gardener, she is also an active member of Cornwall Advanced Motorists, as well as a village social group.
Researcher & Mundic Trainer
Before joining Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 1999 Mark had spent much of his professional life working in various construction and engineering related roles. On starting with us, Mark worked closely with RICS Surveyors and has since spent well over a decade as our mundic drilling operative. Following in-house training, he now researches, compiles and interprets mining records and is a valuable member of our Mining Search department. In addition, he also carries out specialist testwork on concrete cores.
Highly focused and organised, Mark takes a systematic and coordinated approach to data management and interpretation and as such, his work is meticulous.
During his free time Mark enjoys modifying and touring motorbikes. He is also a volunteer Cub Scout assistant and enjoys live music events and socialising.
BSc MSc MCSM FGS
Alex is a Mining Geologist with professional experience as an engineering geologist on diverse sites across the South West. Alex has qualified through various site management and construction industry schemes and has been responsible for the management and delivery of a range of geotechnical ground investigations.
Alex is experienced at managing contractors and performing field logging, sampling and reporting to recognised engineering standards. At Cornwall Consultants he works across the mining and geotechnical departments and is an adaptable and resourceful member of the team.
Outside work, Alex enjoys playing football and tennis, as well as swimming and kayaking.
BSc (Hons), MSc, MCSM
Matthew decided in secondary school that he wished to pursue a career in mining and went on to successfully graduate from Royal Holloway University of London with a BSc in Geology before completing a MSc in Exploration Geology from the University of Exeter, at Camborne School of Mines. Cornish mining continues to fascinate Matthew and he was thrilled to join the Cornwall Consultants team in 2021 as it provided him with a rare opportunity to pursue a career in UK mining.
A keen walker and hiker, Matthew enjoys spending his free time exploring Cornwall as well as reading and motorsports, particularly F1 and MotoGP.
BSc (Hons) ACSM FGS
Dylan joined the Cornwall Consultants team in May 2021, enticed by the diversity of work we offer which enables him to put his knowledge of engineering, geology and mining into practice. Having long held an interest in these fields, Dylan studied at Camborne School of Mines successfully completing a BSc in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics at the University of Exeter. From there, he spent some time with Fugro where he put his studies to good use whilst undertaking a large scale ground investigation in Devonport Dockyards.
During his free time, Dylan enjoys spending time outdoors and his love of water activities saw him complete seven seasons as a water sports instructor in Pembrokeshire National Park.
Graduate Research Geologist
Dylan grew up in Cornwall and this sparked his interest in the county’s fascinating mining heritage. Eager to learn more, he successfully completed a BSc with the University of Exeter, at Camborne School of Mines before achieving an internship with the innovative eco-technology company, Cornish Lithium. Dylan went on to work with another local company undertaking site work and compiling mining searches before jumping at the opportunity to work with Cornwall Consultants Ltd.
A keen supporter of Arsenal, Dylan enjoys watching his team as well as taking time out to enjoy fishing and spending time on the plentiful Cornish beaches.
Before joining Cornwall Consultants Jackie was a personal assistant for the senior management team at a local primary school. In this role Jackie was tasked with minuting meetings, arranging schedules, overseeing training and performing risk assessments. Prior to this, Jackie was a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, helping to plan programmes and providing regular hands-on interaction in the classroom.
Jackie enjoys working in a dynamic working environment and at Cornwall Consultants she coordinates enquires from the public and existing clients, organises and records the working schedule for our Mundic team. Jackie also assists with quality control and issuing our search reports.
In her spare time Jackie likes to go on fishing trips, walk her dog and go camping.
Before joining Cornwall Consultants in 2017 Ally worked as an Accounts Assistant for a coring company in London where she gained valuable experience in contract scheduling and management. Ally is also practised at customer care, having worked in the coordination and delivery of medical products for ten years.
At Cornwall Consultants Ally works across most of our departments, but mainly assists with coordinating and delivering Mining Searches, site surveys and investigations.
In her spare time, Ally enjoys taking photos of the beautiful Cornish countryside whilst walking her dog. Ally has a keen interest in upcycling furniture and so her hobbies include basic basketry, carpentry and upholstery.
Before joining Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 2015, Dave worked in residential and commercial property maintenance and spent over 16 years as a domestic and industrial telecommunications engineer. He currently works with our Chartered mundic Surveyor, carrying out coring for mundic block screening assessments and coordinating the laboratory test-work.
Dave is the first point of contact for many of our clients on numerous mundic contracts every week. He is friendly, practical, adaptable and reliable.
Dave lives with his wife and three children in Helston and is actively involved with Helston Scout Group, where he enjoys leading hikes and supervising camping expeditions and educational events.
Associate GIS Developer/Researcher
Raúl has an academic background in geography and the natural environment and holds a master’s degree in volcanology from the University of Bristol. Before joining Cornwall Consultants Ltd, Raúl worked as a researcher and GIS demonstrator at Keele University and was involved with the implementation and analysis of drone-borne terrain surveys. Raúl has published on the use of aerial imagery to characterise drainage systems and also has experience of using remote sensing to detect land-use changes for urban planning.
At Cornwall Consultants Raúl is responsible for enhancing our GIS and for designing innovative processes which help us to digitise, analyse and model our historic mining data. Raúl also creates complex codes which allow us to streamline our research and automate certain aspects of our reports.
Raúl is a native speaker of Spanish. In his spare time he likes to cook, read books, write and play music.
BSc MSc CEnv CEng MCSM FGS FIMMM
Kathy is an independent Mining Geologist and Geo-environmental Specialist who often works with Cornwall Consultants Ltd. She trained as a field geotechnical engineer before graduating from Camborne School of Mines and worked at Cornwall Consultants Ltd from 2003 until 2007, principally preparing project tenders and supervising the investigation of abandoned mine workings by means of drilling. Kathy has since worked on international mining and geo-environmental projects.
As an independent consultant, Kathy provides a broad perspective and valuable contribution to the technical development of the business. She is also our Search Code Compliance Officer.
Kathy prefers to spend most of her spare time outside, walking, horse riding or kayaking. She also enjoys live music, travel and meeting people.
Associate Mining Engineer
BSc CEng MIMMM ACSM
Tony is a Chartered Mining Engineer who, after graduating from Camborne School of Mines in 1980, became the Senior Engineer for the Hot Dry Rocks Geothermal Energy project near Falmouth. This innovative scheme looked at the possibility of generating energy from water circulated through fractured granite. Tony joined Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 1993 and oversaw the interpretation and production of Mining Searches. He is now a part-time consultant for Cornwall Consultants Ltd as well as working for EGS Energy Limited as Operations Director for the proposed deep geothermal power plant at The Eden Project, St Austell.
Tony is an expert at extrapolating historic maps and plans and is responsible for compiling our bespoke catalogue of mining data. Tony applies his 30 years+ of experience as a Mining Engineer in the southwest to add value to all the services offered by Cornwall Consultants Ltd.
Tony is passionate about Cornish heritage and is actively involved with the restoration of Rosevale Mine near Zennor. He enjoys reading, cycling and spending time with his family in west Cornwall.