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 since that time has 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. In his spare time he likes to surf, row and sail.
Head of Search Development
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.
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 subsequently worked in accounts management for over ten years before joining Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 2007. Andrea manages company finances and Human Resources.
Andrea is conscientious and meticulous. She is an approachable and dependable member of the team and always has time to support and advise others.
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.
Mining Geologist and Mining Investigation Department Coordinator
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.
Environmental Scientist & Contaminated Land Section Leader
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.
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 southwest. Roz joined Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 1992 and 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. She is a keen gardener and an active member of Cornwall Advanced Motorists, as well as a village social group.
Chartered 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.
BSc (Hons) AIEMA
Aly studied Wildlife and Habitat Management and is a graduate in Environmental Resource Management. She joined Cornwall Consultants Ltd. in 2007 and has completed various industry training schemes, including Land Quality Management, hydrocarbon risk assessment and asbestos identification. She specialises in site surveys, environmental sampling and phased land contamination risk assessments.
Aly is experienced at working on a range of sites at varying stages of development and with unique contamination issues. She is a practical and efficient field scientist and actively contributes to the technical development of our land contamination services.
Aly spends much of her spare time with her horses and training her collie dogs to compete in national agility events.
BSc MSc MCSM FGS ProfGradIMMM
George is a Mining Geologist with a MSc in Mining Engineering from Camborne School of Mines. He has a unique perspective on mining subsidence risk, having worked within the UK drilling industry for over five years before becoming a mining consultant. George has first-hand experience of the assessment and stabilisation of sub-surface voids as well as mineral exploration, civil engineering and geo-environmental monitoring works. George has worked off-shore, where he was responsible for various aspects of drilling performance and well integrity.
George initially joined Cornwall Consultants in 2013 and he is responsible for performing all stages of mining subsidence risk assessments, from desk study through to on-site remediation. George’s practical and diverse experience of problematic ground conditions and his academic background make him a versatile and valuable member of the team.
In his spare time, George enjoys rowing, kayaking and hiking.
Mining Search Advisor & Company Secretary
Tanya studied Mineral Surveying for Resource Development and worked for The National Trust before joining Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 2003. She project manages Mining Investigations, provides technical support to all areas of the business and compiles Mining Searches.
Tanya is organised, thorough and methodical. She is a strong communicator and is skilled at dealing with any nature of enquiry relating to our services.
Tanya has a keen interest in Cornish heritage and likes to spend her time exploring and taking photos of Cornish countryside. She likes to travel, read and listen to music.
Researcher & Mundic Trainer
Mark had various construction and engineering related roles before joining Cornwall Consultants Ltd. in 1999. Mark worked with RICS Surveyors as our mundic drilling operative for over ten years. Following in-house training he now researches, compiles and interprets mining records and is a valuable member of our Mining Search department. He also carries out specialist testwork on concrete cores.
Mark has a systematic and organised approach to data management and interpretation.
Mark enjoys modifying and touring motorbikes. He is a volunteer Cub Scout assistant and enjoys live music events and socialising.
Secretary & Receptionist
Laura has worked in the service and hospitality industry. Prior to working at Cornwall Consultants Ltd she worked in telecommunications and as an administrator. Laura joined Cornwall Consultants Ltd in 2013. She is our front-of-house and provides administrative support to our Mining Search department.
Laura is friendly, diligent and helpful and excels at customer relations.
Laura spends most of her spare time horse riding and walking her dog. She also enjoys swimming and watching films.
Chartered 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.
Before joining Cornwall Consultants, Allyson worked as a Finance Assistant at a groundworks company in west Cornwall. She has also worked in retail as well as spending several years as a Customer Care Coordinator for a healthcare company.
Allyson has excellent communication and project management skills and is responsible for the coordination of our mundic tests. Her role involves regular liaison between drilling operatives, surveyors, mortgage lenders, agents and specialist laboratories. She is the first point of contact for clients instructing tests and helps them to understand the often complex results.
Allyson lives in west Cornwall and is an active mother of three. When she has time, she enjoys reading and getting out to walk the family dog. She also has a keen interest in alternative therapies.
Drilling Operative (mundic)
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.
After graduating from Camborne School of Mines as an Engineering Geologist, Adam worked as a Field Geologist and GIS Technician for a mineral exploration company in Cornwall. Adam has 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 and is responsible for the integration of historical maps and plans as well as diverse modern datasets. Part of Adam’s role at Cornwall Consultants 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!
In his spare time Adam enjoys reading, spending time at the beach or woodland foraging with his children.
Associate Mining Consultant
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. She 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. Since that time Kathy has worked for an international mining consultancy on a range of geo-environmental projects worldwide.
Kathy specialises in land degradation issues resulting from the legacy of former mineral extraction and wastes, as well as regulatory and sustainable development issues for operational mines, greenfield and brownfield sites. As an independent consultant Kathy provides a broad perspective and valuable contribution to the technical development of the business.
Kathy prefers to spend most of her spare time outside, walking, horse riding or kayaking. She also enjoys live music, travel and meeting people.