The Team

RDS has over the years assembled an experienced team of geologists and operations personnel to manage all aspects of drilling programmes for a wide range of mineral commodities. 

Greg Hansen
Managing Director
(BBusSci, MPhil Environmental Management) 
Greg joined the MS Group in 1998 and has played a number of key management roles. These have included implementing the group's environmental management and safety policies, managing the operations for the group's exploration programmes and the Mineral Services Laboratory, Group Managing Director and his current role of Managing Director of Remote Drilling Services.

Clint Williams
(B.Sc Hons Geology, M.Sc Exploration Geology)
Clint developed and manages the MS Group's drilling operation, Remote Drilling Services, which involves specialised modular equipment designed to take on core drilling programmes in logistically remote areas. A career field geologist with over 17 years field exploration experience, Clint has been integrally involved with all aspects of the MS Group's advanced field exploration projects and field operations. Before joining Mineral Services in 1996, he worked for Gold Fields in South Africa and Namibia and Benguela Concessions as a Marine Geologist. 

Robin Durant
Chief Operating Officer
Robin was introduced to the MS Group through its Exploration Company, Remote Exploration Services. He was part of the RES operational team and spent the better part of two years on numerous field projects right across Africa, including a brief stint in Canada’s Northwest territories. In May 2013 Robin joined Remote Drilling Services as the Business Development Manager but  has broadened his role to encompass the operational and logistical aspects of RDS. Robin has a BCom Degree in Accounting from the University of the Free State and previously worked for an Accounting firm before joining RES in 2011. 

Quinton Nienaber
Senior Drilling Supervisor
Quinton has over 10 years of experience in drilling in Africa, supervising a wide range of drilling rigs including R.C. drilling in Namibia, mud rotary in Mozambique and diamond drilling in RSA, Zambia, Tanzania, Botswana, DRC and Namibia. He also has experience in deep-hole drilling and wedging using triple tube in various sizes from hole collaring to reef cuts. He is qualified to service, maintain and carry out routine repair work on core rigs, in particular RC rigs.