Adam Wooldridge (BSc Hons, Pr. Nat. Sci.)

Adam has over 18 years of experience as a geophysicist in the exploration industry. In addition to forming Xpotential in 2004, he was a founding member, partner and director of New Resolution Geophysics responsible for business development. Previous work experience includes positions at Fugro Airborne Surveys (Chief Technical Geophysicist, 2003/4), Mineral Services (Senior Geophysicist, 1999 - 2003), BHP (Project Geophysicist, 1998 - 1999) and Gold Fields (Geophysicist, 1996 - 1998).

Jon Andrew (BSc Hons, Pr. Nat. Sci.)

Jon has over 20 years experience in mining and exploration geology focussed on a broad spectrum of commodities and deposit styles. He has been a freelance consulting geologist for the last 12 years during which time he has also held Exploration Manager positions for ASX and AIM listed companies. Jon’s earlier career included positions with ISCOR (precursor of Kumba and Exxaro), Gold Fields and BHP World Exploration.

Gavin Doyle (MSc, Cape Town)

Gavin Doyle is a geologist with over 15 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry. In addition, he has a number of years experience in the academic research environment. He has worked in numerous countries in Africa, in Scandinavia, North America, Asia and Antarctica. His experience in the exploration industry has included roles ranging from ground geophysical surveys and project management, through to the processing, integration and interpretation of geophysics and remote sensing data in regional as well as focussed projects. His primary fields of expertise are; remote sensing, geophysical interpretation and GIS.

Ian Basson (PhD, Pr. Nat. Sci.)

Ian has over 15 years of experience as a structural geologist in the mining and exploration industry.  Tect Geological Consulting, which is a company that he founded in 2002, has serviced over 100 clients throughout Africa, with ongoing contracts for both major companies (Anglo American, De Beers, Debswana) and numerous junior companies (  His main focusses are: structural mapping for geotechnical design of open pit mines; 3D modelling and determination of ore-structure controls in exploration projects.

Jude King (MSc, Leeds)

Jude graduated from the University of Leeds in 2012 with an industry focused educational background in both structural geology and geophysics. He has since been continually involved in the interpretation of geophysical data with Xpotential, primarily involving structural interpretation and 3D modelling using Gocad.

Adam Wooldridge

Jon Andrew

Gavin Doyle

Ian Basson

Jude King

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