Managing Director and Owner
Desmond FitzGerald is the Managing Director and owner of Intrepid Geophysics. Des founded the company in 1978 as an independent consultancy specializing in the use of computer methods for mining and geophysics. He also co-founded MINDATA (a specialized mining research and development company).
Des has over 30 years’ experience with Intrepid Geophysics. His major projects have included: the development of the Intrepid geological processing system (software) with Geoscience Australia; a complete compilation of Australian geophysical maps (both onshore and offshore) for magnetics, gravity, and bathymetry in partnership with Geoscience Australia; and liaising with the French Geological Survey to further develop and promote new technology for 3D geological mapping (3D GeoModeller) software integrated with potential field geophysics.
Des holds a PhD. in Mining Engineering from the University of Melbourne (Australia). He is a director for Spatial Vision, a Director for RMIT Innovations Ltd., and the Chairman of GeoJAG. He is also a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AIMM), Australian Industry of Petroleum (AIP), Mineral Industry Consultants Association (MICA), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), and the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG). Des is based in Melbourne, Australia.