Our team of experts
Our senior technical team deploys best-in-class technology for the integrated interpretation of geological, geophysical, geochemical, and geotechnical data. We offer a wide range of interpretational services in addition to providing and supporting proprietary and third party software systems. Our multi-disciplinary team delivers meaningful, client-driven models that serve as the basis for decision making in exploration drillhole targeting and geotechnical hazard assessment. Our software development group focuses on developing the tools required for the discovery and assessment of deep, undercover ore deposits, as well as geotechnical hazard assessment for any type of mining. We create both proprietary and fully customized 4D data management and earth modelling systems for mining industry clients around the world.
Director, Global Consulting
Tim is the Director of our team of consultants. Nearly 20 years of experience and wide-ranging skills make him a leader in 3D integration and the interpretation of geological and geophysical data sets for exploration targeting, ore body imaging, and mining risk assessment. Before his current role, he was a successful Project Geologist for Anglo American (South Africa), Yilgarn (Western Australia), and the Savage River magnetite mine in Tasmania. He obtained an MSc in Spatial Data Analysis at Curtin University of Technology, and a BSc Honours from the University of Tasmania. Tim is based in Hobart, Tasmania.
Stephanie Howe is an experienced geoscientist focusing on delivering value to clients through her skills in training, mentoring, and consulting work, which focuses on data analysis, interpretation, modelling, and geotechnical engineering. Stephanie’s expertise lies in 3D geological interpretation and modelling, potential fields inversions, 4D-GIS geotechnical hazard modelling and assessment. Stephanie works with clients both on site and remotely. She obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Tasmania. Stephanie is based in Brisbane.
Director, Geotechnical Projects
With expertise in multi-disciplinary data integration, geohazard assessment, and software development management, Valérie leads the company’s 4D data management and geotechnical hazard assessment projects. As Director, Geotechnical Projects, she works with international clients from initial scoping of data sources, data management, and geohazard assessment, to training and deployment of our customized software systems. Valérie is a geological engineer with a background in mining and mineral exploration geophysics. She spent two years studying mining engineering at École Polytechnique de Montréal. Her M.A.Sc. research focused on physical rock properties of ore deposits. Valérie is based in Montreal.
Pablo joined our Perth team as a Senior Geologist. He brings 18 years of mining industry experience including expertise in geological interpretation, analysis and modelling using a vast array of software including SKUA-GOCAD. He has a wide range of project management experience in early stages of the resource cycle, including greenfield and brownfield exploration, operations, and resource estimation drilling programs for different commodities and deposit styles, including porphyry systems, epithermal, orogenic, and IOCG deposits around the world. He also brings deep experience in hydrogeological modelling and interpretation. He obtained an MSc in Geology from the University of Auckland.
Senior Consultant & GOCAD Mining Suite Product Development Manager
Jennifer is a Senior Consultant who oversees our GOCAD Mining Suite software training and technical support. A geophysicist by background, she has 20+ years' experience constructing 3D multi-disciplinary geological models in a wide variety of mineral exploration and mining applications. Prior to Mira Geoscience, Jennifer worked in mineral exploration for major mining companies in Australia and Canada, as well in near-mine geophysical exploration in Papua New Guinea. She obtained a BSc Honours in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Sydney. Jennifer is based in Montreal.
John is the founder and CEO/CTO of Mira Geoscience. He has extensive mining industry experience focusing on quantitative, multi-disciplinary 3D and 4D interpretation for mineral exploration and geotechnical decision support. He currently leads our technology strategy and our emerging geotechnical business. Prior to founding Mira Geoscience in 1999, he spent 10 years at the Noranda Technology Centre as a Senior Scientist in their rock mechanics group. He obtained an MSc in geological engineering and a PhD in geophysics from Queen’s University. John is based in Montreal.
Senior Systems Analyst
Robin is a Senior Systems Analyst with over twenty years of software development experience in the earth sciences. Robin is an advisor to the software development team across our entire range of modelling and data management solutions. Prior to Mira Geoscience he worked with the Borehole Geophysics group at the Geological Survey of Canada. Robin completed a BSc Honours at the University of Ottawa in Geology and Physics. Robin is based in Montreal.
Scott Napier, P.Geo
Scott is a Senior Geophysicist who brings general expertise in geophysical inversion, along with extensive borehole, ground, marine, and airborne EM interpretation and processing experience. He has worked in Canada and internationally on oil and gas, uranium, and base metal exploration teams, with a track record of proven discovery. Scott has an MSc in geophysics from UBC. Scott is based in Vancouver.
Jean-Philippe Paiement, P.Geo.
Jean-Philippe joined our team as a Senior Geologist. He brings 10 years of mineral exploration experience including expertise in geostatistics, structural, geological, and geochemical modelling and interpretation. He is skilled in the application of machine learning to overcome geological challenges and with new methods to reduce interpretational risks with geological data. He has a wide range of experience in mineral resource estimation for precious metals, base metals and industrial minerals across diverse geological environments around the world. He obtained an MSc from Laval University.
Glenn is a Principal Consultant, and an expert in geologically-constrained geophysical inversion. He is a skilled trainer in potential fields inversion, and he also contributes greatly to Mira Geoscience’s software development. He previously occupied positions at World Geoscience, Fugro Airborne Surveys, and Quantec Geoscience. He obtained an MSc from the University of Queensland. Glenn is based in Brisbane.
Director, Business Development
Gervais' extensive industry knowledge and 20+ years of experience are key to fostering and expanding relationships with existing clients, while seeking out potential partnerships, opportunities, and new markets for our products and services. During his time with Mira Geoscience, he has held various positions ranging from Senior Consultant to Director of Software Development, thus providing a vast array of minerals exploration expertise and perspective. He graduated from École Polytechnique de Montréal with a B.Eng in Geological Engineering and an MSc in Geophysics. Gervais is based in Montreal.
James is a Principal Consultant with an extensive geophysical consulting background. He has extensive expertise in the planning and quantitative interpretation of electromagnetic and electrical methods, particularly the application of airborne electromagnetics to mineral and groundwater exploration. He has an MSc in geophysics from the University of Sydney and a PhD in geophysics from Macquarie University. James is based in Perth.
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