MEET THE TEAM
Our core team
Dr Andy Mills
Dr Tom Gray
Dr Sarah Taigel
Professor Denys Brunsden OBE, DSc, FKC (Emeritus Professor, King’s College, London), is an internationally acclaimed geomorphologist and landslide specialist and is a former President of the British Society of Geomorphology, Geographical Association and International Association of Geomorphologists. He has supported major infrastructure projects in the most challenging terrain in mountain, desert, coastal and marine environments. Recognition for his work includes the RH Worth Prize, William Smith Medal and Glossop Medal from the Geological Society of London.
Mike Fiske has more than 30 years’ experience in the offshore industry, with senior-level project management experience in all aspects of geophysical surveying and interpretation. He has led break-through projects for oil-majors, bringing a level of guidance and oversight rarely matched with many demonstrable successes for complex engineering projects.
Rich Brewer has 20 years’ offshore experience as survey engineer, survey manager, client representative and consultant for oil, gas, renewables and survey companies. With a NEBOSH qualification in International Health and Safety, he has performed technical audits of survey vessels, planned technical survey operations and consulted on the quality, safety and integrity of survey projects for major clients.
Dr Catherine Villaret has 25 years’ experience in sediment transport and coastal process modelling for harbours, renewables and oil & gas projects. She was part of the TELEMAC development team at EDF and is an expert in the modelling of turbulent flow and sediment interactions. She has developed a number of cutting edge techniques including 3-way coupling, bed roughness prediction, long term simulations and uncertainty analysis.
Simon Dykes has 40 years’ experience in the management, execution and QC of survey projects ranging from small river and inshore surveys to rig positioning, large offshore geophysical surveys and oilfield developments, many in remote areas. Simon has also worked on large civil engineering projects including the Thames Flood Barrier in London and the Melbourne to Sydney onshore gas pipeline.
Mark Higson has over 20 years’ experience in offshore site investigation, including survey design, acquisition, data QC and interpretation. Having represented numerous clients globally, he has a track record of matching data acquisition to engineering requirements and keeping a close eye on contractor performance and deliverables.
Dr Mark Lee
Dr Mark Lee is one of the world’s leading engineering geomorphologists and geohazard risk specialists. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in coastal engineering and the oil and gas industry, specialising in quantitative risk assessment, terrain evaluation, landslides and coastal cliff recession. Mark has undertaken pioneering work in geohazard risk assessment and is an expert in communicating, quantifying and mitigating georisks.
Sanjay is a highly experienced geotechnical engineer and has project managed numerous large-scale and technically complex geotechnical developments. He has worked closely with the EPG directors for over ten years and has a full appreciation of integrated ground models and geohazard assessment. He also has a wealth of experience working in permafrost environments.