JULIAN CONRAD (MSc) - GEOHYDROLOGIST (Director)
While working for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for 11 years, Julian completed an MSc in hydrogeology and GIS at the University of Rhode Island in the USA. In March 2001 Julian established GEOSS. Julian is skilled in groundwater exploration, groundwater development, groundwater monitoring and management.
DALE BARROW (MSc, MBA) - GEOHYDROLOGIST (Director)
Dale graduated with a Masters geohydrology degree in 2011 from the Institute for Groundwater Studies, University of the Free State. Dale is responsible for a wide range of groundwater disciplines including geological mapping, borehole siting, geophysical work, drilling and pump testing supervision, hydrocensus work and detailed geohydrological monitoring. Dale has completed projects in numerical groundwater modelling as well.
MEGAN CONRAD (BA) - FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER (Director)
Megan is responsible for managing the financial and administrative affairs of GEOSS.
ALISON MCDULING - OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR & STAFF SUPPORT
Alison is responsible for office administration and staff support. Alison is a highly skilled and extremely efficient office administrator and is valued for her organisational skills and staff support.
JANDRÉ DE BEER (BSc – Hon) – GEOHYDROLOGIST
Jandré has a BSc – Hon in Structural Geology and is currently completing his MSc in Geohydrology at the University of the Free State. He is fully bilingual, committed and enjoys field work. He has experience in groundwater monitoring, sampling and groundwater exploration by means of geophysical techniques.
CAMILLE OLIANTI (MSc) - GEOHYDROLOGIST
Camille is a Geohydrologist with a MSc in Geology (emphasis on Geochemistry). She is currently assisting with geohydrological assessments, geochemical surveying and municipal wellfield supply (all aspects – from borehole siting to yield testing and pump spec’ing). Within the GEOSS Company profile, Camille is responsible for organising and coordinating the weekly Technical Talks hosted by GEOSS. She is also assisting the team to work towards reinforcing the GEOSS brand and marketing strategy. Camille has contributed in organising the successful 2019 Managed Aquifer Recharge Workshop. She has also proven to be an asset to the team by approaching tasks with endless enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
CHARL MULLER (BSc - Hon) | MEng) - GEOHYDROLOGIST
Charl has a MEng in Geotechnical Engineering. His numerical abilities are of great benefit and he is currently mainly involved in groundwater exploration and aquifer characterisation, with special emphasis on Municipal supply. He is fully bilingual and copes well with both field work and data processing / reporting.
CHARLES PEEK (BSc - Hon) - GEOHYDROLOGIST & GIS SPECIALIST
Charles is a geohydrologist with a good understanding of geology and a particular skill for groundwater exploration. He has good experience in geological mapping, geophysical techniques, hydrocensus work and groundwater sampling. In addition Charles also has advanced skills in Geoinformatics and has assisted with Validation and Verification projects, especially in the compilation of the spatial data sets.
CORNÉ ENGELBREGHT BSc (Hon) - GEOHYDROLOGIST
Corné is a geohydrologist with emphasis on hydrogeochemistry and environmental geochemistry. Corné is skilled in groundwater sampling, groundwater chemical data analysis and interpretation. He has a long involvement with Water Use Licence Applications and is the business leader for the License Application business cluster at GEOSS.
DANIÉL MULDER (BSc - Hon) - GEOHYDROLOGIST
Daniel is physically very strong and is thus well suited for field work. Currently his main role is completing groundwater exploration work and following through with drilling and yield testing management and data analysis and reporting. He is fully bilingual and has an outstanding success rate in groundwater exploration in the Cape Town area; Koue Bokkeveld and Karoo.
HEILIAN BAADJIES (National Certificate (N6) in Public Relations) – FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
Heilian is responsible for assisting with all Financial aspects at GEOSS, including asset maintenance and management.
HENDRÉ HENN (BSc - Hon) - GIS & DATABASE ANALYST
Hendré has a Honours degree in GeoInformatics, having specialized in the field of forestry at Stellenbosch University. He has experience in various mapping and database software, and currently supports GEOSS by providing mapping and database management services for client reports.
JODI COETZEE (MA) – ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Jodi has an MA in Political Science, which she obtained from Stellenbosch University. She has broad experience in report-writing and business lead generation in the APAC region. Jodi forms part of GEOSS’s WULA team, where her activities centre around client liaison, data collation, report-writing and correspondence with the Department of Water and Sanitation. She also provides financial assistance to GEOSS and plays a supportive role in terms of the B-BBEE component of the Company.
KES MURRAY (BSc - Hon) - GEOHYDROLOGIST
Kes is the leader of the Yield and Quality Business Unit at GEOSS South Africa. He is bilingual and has experience in geohydrological field data collection (groundwater sampling, field measurements and reading of dataloggers) as well as groundwater exploration using geophysical surveys. He is also involved in drilling and yield testing management and has some experience in managed aquifer recharge, but is predominantly concerned with yield and aquifer test data analysis.
LIZANNE SMIT (BSc – Hon) - GEOHYDROLOGIST
Lizanne has a background in geology and obtained her BSc-Hon in Economic Geology at Stellenbosch University. Currently she is busy with her MSc in Hydrology through North-West University. She has experience in hydrocensus work, GIS mapping, drilling supervision and is currently working with Water Use Licence Applications, completing both the geohydrological reports as well as the Section 27 component. As part of the WULA business cluster she has completed and is busy with numerous applications.
MANUEL JANEIRO - GEOHYDROLOGIST - TECHNICIAN
Currently his main role is conducting borehole yield tests and is responsible for the yield test rig and vehicle. Manuel is an excellent driver and also polite, punctual, strong and copes well with the arduous task of yield testing.
MARILIE CARSTENS (Masters in Environmental Management)- GEOSPATIAL SCIENTIST
Marilie is a GIS/Database specialist. She has excellent skills in computer programming, database development and data management. These skills are being applied in the field of geohydrology and associated disciplines.
MICHAEL HOLLOWAY (BSc) - GEOHYDROLOGIST
Michael has a BSc in Geology and is currently furthering his studies in Groundwater/Geohydrology. Michael is exceptionally hard working, reliable and organised – also a true gentleman in all aspects of his life. He spends very long days in the field and is mainly responsible for the extensive monitoring and sampling projects GEOSS has. This includes both the agricultural and mining sector. Michael is also very competent in data processing and reporting.
CHRISTEL VAN STADEN (BSc - Hons) – GEOHYDROLOGIST
Christel has a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology and Chemistry. She has experience in working as a geologist on a platinum mine, working as a hydro-geochemist and two years of experience working as an analyst in a water laboratory. Currently her main role at GEOSS is within the Water Use Licencing Applications unit but she is also involved to a smaller extent in the Impact Assessment and Contamination unit.
MINKE VAN ZYL (BA - Hon) – PROJECT PLANNER AND MANAGER
Minke van Zyl has a BA (Hon) and a background in project management. Currently her main role is completing GEOSS quotations for clients and scheduling work project plans and equipment. She is of great benefit to the company providing quotations swiftly and ensuring projects are delivered on brief; on budget and on time.
NEVILLE PAXTON (MSc) - GEOHYDROLOGIST
Neville completed an Environmental and Engineering Geology honours degree at the University of Pretoria, followed by a MSc Geohydrology at the University of the Freestate. He is currently involved with the full spectrum of groundwater development, from exploration phase to wellfield management. He is also part of the Contamination and Groundwater Impact Assessment Unit for GEOSS and heads up the Eastern Cape branch in Graaff-Reinet. Neville has a passion for the agricultural sector and enjoys working in the field.
NUNENS MATANDABUZO - GEOHYDROLOGIST - TECHNICIAN
Currently his main role is conducting borehole yield tests. He is polite, punctual, strong and copes well with the arduous task of yield testing.
PREANNA NAICKER (BSc - Hon) – GEOHYDROLOGIST.
Preanna has an Honours degree in Environmental and Engineering Geology. She has experience in a variety of fields such as hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, environmental management, rock engineering, etc. Her Honours thesis - titled "The study of the effectiveness of rehabilitation of abandoned Dundee-Newcastle coal mines on groundwater and surface water quality", assessed the overall success of remediation. Methods included on-site field sampling, laboratory analysis, data interpretation software, bi-variate and multivariate statistics. Preanna is part of the WULA business cluster at GEOSS.
RONELLE WARD (BCom) – FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
Ronelle is responsible for managing the financial and administrative affairs of GEOSS.