In keeping with the company’s philosophy of only employing the best people, DRC Drilling secured Tom Browne to fill the General Manager’s position. Tom has over 40 years of operating in the contract drilling industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to DRC Drilling. During his ownership of Pontil Drilling and Tom Browne Drilling Services, Tom was involved in numerous world-class mining projects both in Australia and overseas. This makes him the perfect choice to drive DRC Drilling through the next phase of the resources cycle.

Alistair Harper, who previously worked for Tom at TBDS has been appointed the Operations Manager. In this role, Alistair is responsible for ensuring each drilling program kicks off smoothly and in a timely fashion. Alistair has a close working relationship will all field personnel and his knowledge of their experience allows him to carefully select each drill crew to ensure employees with the appropriate skill set are matched to the project. During his nine years in the drilling industry, Alistair has overseen many successful drilling campaigns for customers such as Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Newcrest, Straits and Xstrata.

All of our Drillers are Certificate 3 qualified and our Driller’s Assistants hold Certificate 2 qualifications or higher. Each employee’s training and experience is mapped against current training modules, managed through the DRC Drilling training matrix database. Drill crews are issued with certificates of attainment related to experience and meeting DRC Drilling’s training and site requirement milestones.