Dr G Colin Stove FBAC PhD BSc
Founder & Chairman
Colin is the technology founder and major shareholder of Adrok Ltd, and a prominent figure on various science industry boards. From 1975, after a successful academic career in the Geography Department at the University of Aberdeen, Colin held various high profile positions from leading Remote Sensing research at the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research to pioneering new radar research for a company set up to service UK Government and other commercial organisations. In 1988, Colin set up a new Ground Penetrating Radar business, breaking new ground in technology developments for non-destructive inspection services. Following the sale of this business in 1994 to an international drilling company, Colin set up his own science business which allowed him to develop his ideas of Atomic Dielectric Resonance (ADR).
Gordon Stove BSc
Co-founder & CEO
Gordon has over 10 years’ experience in developing and applying geophysical and remote sensing diagnostic technologies. He is co-founder and shareholder of Adrok Ltd and has helped in the development of Adrok’s intellectual property portfolio. Since Adrok’s inception, Gordon has managed Adrok’s technology developments and managed its global services business. Gordon is currently a member of the Energy Institute, Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Association of Petroleum Engineering, Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Scottish Oil Club, Institute of Directors and the Caledonian Club. Gordon supports young entrepreneurs as a Business Mentor for Business Mentoring Scotland, as well as for the Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland. Gordon holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Edinburgh and is a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner.
Michael Robinson MEng
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Michael is a founding member of Adrok with experience as Technical Director since 2001. He has more than ten years experience in the development of proprietary hardware, software and integrated systems. He is responsible for turning Adrok’s science and research into tangible customer focused products for operation in laboratory and field environments. Michael is involved in the development of high speed sampling hardware, pulse generator design electromagnetic modelling and algorithm development that provides the backbone of Adrok’s systems. Michael holds a Masters in Product Design Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and is a quailified PRINCE2 Practitioner.
Colin Joudrie MBA, BSc
Non-Executive Investor Director
Colin Joudrie, Director, Business Evaluations and General Manager CESL with Teck Resources Limited based in Vancouver, BC, is responsible for Teck’s business evaluations and for the commercialization of Teck’s proprietary hydrometallurgical technologies. Colin earned a BSc(Honours) in Geology from Queen’s University (1991) and a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (2002). Colin has worked in base metal, precious metal, coal, diamond and industrial mineral exploration and development in North and South America, Africa, Australia and Asia. Along with exploration and development work Colin has managed a construction materials business in Western Canada, was Chairman of a Swedish cable equipment manufacturer, and was a line operator in conventional oil & gas production.
Willie McLucas is an experienced mining financier with global experience in exploration, development and production of not only gold and base metals, but also coal, iron ore and speciality metals such as Tungsten and Molybdenum. Willie was previously Chief Executive of Waverley Mining Finance plc. and Thistle Mining Inc., and has served on the Board of Directors of Amur Minerals plc, Longview Capital Partners, Republic Gold Ltd and Oriental Minerals.
Dr Kees van den Doel PhD, MSc
Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)
Kees was a seconded Research Associate from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) from 2012 to end of March 2015, who had been working full-time with Adrok on validating and verifying the theory and fundamental physics behind Adrok’s technology. He joined Adrok in April 2015.
Thus far, Kees has developed a Forward Model and an Inversion process for Adrok’s subsurface depth calculations, measurements and imagery. He is also an inventor of one of Adrok’s patents.
Kees has been a Research Associate at UBC since September 2000. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Science from UBC, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Theoretical Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) and a Master’s degree in Theoretical Particle Physics from the University of Amsterdam.
Dr Simon Richards PhD
Dr Simon Richards is an innovative and forward-thinking geologist with experience in both academia and the minerals industry. His research and practical experience covers a diverse range of disciplines including gold and diamonds through to global plate tectonics and geophysics.
Simon was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geology from the University of Newcastle (Australia) in 2004. His career is founded on outstanding academic research with publications in leading journals including Economic Geology, Geology, Nature Geoscience, Tectonics and G-Cubed. Simon has collaborated on many mineral exploration and deposit definition programs with companies including Nautilus Minerals, DeBeers, Barrick and Quantum Pacific. He has also demonstrated capability in the fields of exploration and mining as Head of Geology at the Charters Towers underground narrow vein gold deposit and as senior geologist at Nautilus Minerals.
Simon is an adjunct lecturer at James Cook University (Australia) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geosicences (AIG) and The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
Dr Dave Waters PhD, BSc
Dr Dave Waters is an exceptionally bright Geoscientist with experience in offshore and onshore oil and gas industry geoscience.
Dave was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geology from the University of Cambridge in 1994, following a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Geology, Maths & Physics from the Victoria University of Wellington.
Dave works for Adrok on a consultancy basis. The aim of his work has been to verify the detection of a real subsurface geological signal using workflows that are analytically objective, mathematically repeatable and auditable by clients. Calibrating results with oilfield well sites and blind-testing against others allows evaluation of the tool’s success and associated workflows. Knowing which subsurface features are being resolved then empowers application to a variety of value-adding geological problems.