Leigh Rigg was appointed CEO of HiSeis in May 2020. He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, and an impressive history of growing businesses through the use of creative strategies to accomplish ambitious business goals, while also delivering world class operations.
Leigh has 20 years of experience in a variety of senior managerial roles the fields of engineering, mining, oil & gas and emerging technologies. Prior to joining HiSeis as CEO, he was COO of MPC Kinetic working alongside the Executive leadership team to position the business for growth and prosperity. Other positions Leigh has held are as CEO of Kinetic Services Group, New Technology Manager at Schlumberger HQ, and Wireline Vice President of Europe & Africa.
Leigh has substantial experience working in both Australia and Internationally where he has managed large scale operations with manpower in excess of 2000 people and revenue in excess of $1.2billion.
Greg has a Bachelor of Earth Science, BSc(Hons) 1987 from Monash University. He has also completed doctoral studies at Macquarie University being awarded a PhD in 1994. Prior to joining HiSeis, Greg was Geoscience Manager at WMCs Technology Group and he was also a co-founder of geophysical services company, Geoforce.
Greg has been a Principal Geophysicist and Director of New Business Development at HiSeis prior to his appointment to the position of General Manager Technical Services.
Antony Brockmann was appointed General Manager Corporate Development in July 2020. After a decorated career in the Australian military; Antony completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geophysics and Seismology from Curtin University of Technology followed by 20 years international experience in subsurface technology solutions across the resource sector.
Prior to joining HiSeis, Antony held several Vice President positions at Schlumberger Headquarters in both Paris and London, including a variety of roles in global operations, business development, technology innovation and strategic marketing. During his time in London as VP Marketing of the industry-leading software division; Antony was instrumental in driving the digital strategy, concept development, branding and implementation of the new cloud-based DELFI: Cognitive E&P environment. He also launched the new “Asset Consulting Services” technical consulting business which comprised a global network of industry experts offering decision support packages and project management services across the full E&P lifecycle. In Paris, Antony was VP Testing Services where he was responsible for global operations and technology development in down hole sampling technology plus the global network of rock and fluid laboratories.
Most recently, Antony returned home to Perth to manage the software and technical consulting business for Asia Pacific.
Ron Schop is a qualified geophysicist and skilled business development manager with over fifteen years of experience. He joined HiSeis as the General Manager Business Development in November 2020.
After starting his working life in journalism and marketing, Ron completed a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from Curtin University of Technology – to add to his Bachelor of Arts – and joined Fugro where he played an integral part in setting up the depth imaging department.
Technical roles for Schlumberger and Ion GXT followed, before taking up the position of Business Development Manager for Downunder Geosolutions (DUG) in Asia. Ron shaped an extensive network of new clients throughout the region and increased revenue from this market. Another strong focal point was improving the management of active work, enhancing the connection with the client, and evaluating past projects. Success in this role prompted a recall to Perth headquarters where he oversaw the company’s global bid strategy – with a strong focus on providing high quality technical backgrounds to clients.
Ron is passionate about seismic and especially enjoys breaking down complex technical information into straightforward stories.
Jeremy Smith was appointed General Manager of Technology and Transformation in 2020 having managed Technical Operations at HiSeis since the commercialisation of the company from Curtin University in 2009. Jeremy’s history at HiSeis has seen him design and execute seismic programs throughout a vast range of environments throughout Australia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa, developing a depth of experience in Vibroseis, Explosive and Novel seismic techniques.
Jeremy is passionate about technology-driven solutions to the world’s biggest issues and is actively involved with Perth’s technology start-up scene. Prior to his role at HiSeis, Jeremy worked in seismic processing at Fugro Seismic Imaging.
Roric has over 30 years of experience in technical and management roles both locally and internationally within the exploration and mining industry. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of both Sandfire Resources and Principal Consultant with HiSeis. He also advises the board of Los Cerros on exploration in Colombia.
During the period 2012-2016 he was Vice-President Discovery and Chief Geologist for Evolution Mining. From 2008 to late 2012 he was Senior Vice-President Global Greenfield Exploration at AngloGold Ashanti.
Throughout his career as a structural geologist, focussed on mineral discoveries he has used seismic data to assist in craton to mine-scale geologic interpretations. He is a firm believer that both 2D and 3D seismic surveys will play an increasingly important role in greenfield exploration for blind orebodies at all scales.
Donald has worked in a number of executive roles with listed entities in mining & industrial services and is skilled in the areas of Strategy, Business Planning, Operations Management and Continuous Improvement. Earlier in his career, he worked in management positions for large consulting companies, focusing on energy and mining clients.
David McCleery is a founder and a Non-Executive Chairman of Kinetic IT. Since 1995, Kinetic IT has become a leading enterprise solution provider, servicing large and complex environments across industry sectors including government, corporate resources and utilities.
Kinetic IT has grown steadily year on year and currently employs in excess of 1,400 staff across Australia with turnover greater than $200 m pa and growing. Mr McCleery established and successfully chaired DMT energy Pty Ltd an energy trading business; steering the company from an idea in 2008 through to an established business and finally the successful sale to an International NASDAQ listed company in 2010, providing outstanding returns to investors and bond holders.
Jai Kinkela was appointed General Manager Processing in 2020. He is a foundation employee of HiSeis having joined the company shortly after its commercialisation from Curtin University’s Geophysics department in 2009. Prior to this he worked briefly in the petroleum sector, including a secondment to Kuala Lumpur where he was involved in a Full Field Review of a mature oil field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
During his time at HiSeis, Jai has been fortunate to receive exposure and develop skills relating to all aspects of hard rock seismic including design, acquisition, processing, interpretation and downhole logging. He has also been responsible for project managing domestic and international projects acting as the client interface through the technical life of the project. He is passionate about extending HiSeis’ technical leadership in hard rock seismic and has co-supervised numerous Masters and PhD dissertations along the way.
Richard Blott was appointed Chief Financial Officer of HiSeis in April 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University in Western Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Before joining HiSeis Richard’s professional experience included various senior financial roles for leading global oil and gas service providers and local mining services companies.
Richard has extensive international experience and is particularly interested in business process improvement, tax and M&A .