GGC was founded in 2016 by Richard Moyle, Neill Beattie, and Colin Dickson. The senior team have over 100 years’ of combined consultancy experience and are highly regarded Principal Consultants with extensive design, investigation and construction experience in Australia, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Europe


Principal Geotechnical Engineer

​​Richard is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and the Managing Director of Geotechnical and Geological Consultants Pty Ltd (GGC). He has over 20 years’ experience in a range of geotechnical engineering areas, acquired both locally and overseas which encompasses geotechnical investigations, design and construction and onsite supervision of earthworks.
Richard’s experience is predominantly focussed on practical design and geotechnical construction works.


Richard is a Chartered Professional Engineer and his high level of expertise has been recognised by Institution of Engineers, Australia, with Richard recently becoming a Fellow of the Institution.


Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Colin is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) with more than 20 years of hands-on experience in geotechnical design, interpretive assessment, verification, and construction. He has provided geotechnical advice for projects across a range of industry sectors including state and local government, transportation, mining and resources, land development, and waste management.


Colin’s experience has been gained on projects across Australia, Asia, Europe and United Kingdom. He is sought-after to provide solutions for complex geotechnical problems and projects requiring geotechnical analysis and design. He is a strong team-player with a reputation for effective project leadership, delivering practical and commercially sound advice.


Colin’s project involvement on recent projects includes day-to-day project management, on-site inspections and investigation supervision, interpretive assessments and geotechnical design, independent design reviews and advice, detailed analysis and design using hand-calculations, software and in-house design spreadsheets. Colin provides geotechnical input for a broad range of projects and in most industry sectors.



Principal Engineering Geologist

Neill has over 35 years of experience in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering, with specialisation in the investigation, engineering evaluation and management of large multidisciplinary infrastructure projects such as mine developments, hydropower projects, dams, heavy rail, roads, port developments, and oil and gas.


Projects have been undertaken by Neill in Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Guinea and Botswana.


Senior Engineering Geologist

James has a broad range of over 10 years’ experience in Engineering Geology, having worked in Australia, New Zealand and PNG.


James has experience in geotechnical investigations in a consultancy environment including experience in geotechnical logging, site supervision, Cone Penetrometer Test (CPT) probing and drill rig supervision, test pitting, plate load testing, construction support, earthworks verification and monitoring, providing onsite advice, reporting and analysis, experience in construction monitoring, reviewing the design of post-tensioned ground anchors in building foundations, borrow material investigations for railways, experience in site investigations and recommendations for residential and commercial developments as well as experience in coal exploration and underground coal mining.


James also has experience in near shore works including, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), coastal monitoring at beaches adjacent to Materials Offloading Facilities (MOF), geotechnical desktop study for the sea water intake caissons, jack up barge pile socket assessment for tug pen piles and protection piles adjacent to the MOF. James has jetty extension work experience involving nearshore anchored barge borehole drilling and Standard Penetration Testing (SPT) as well as dredging operation experience involving over water logging of soils and sample selection of material excavated from the dredging channel on the Wheatstone LNG project.



Senior Engineering Geologist

Ian has ten years’ experience in Engineering Geology for resource, civil, infrastructure and land development projects across New Zealand and Australia.


Ian’s experience covers the planning, execution and management of geotechnical investigations. His expertise includes site supervision, geotechnical logging, Cone Penetrometer Test (CPT) probing supervision, test pitting, construction support, onsite advice, field mapping and reporting. Ian has worked extensively with diamond core drilling, including work with inclined borehole supervision for assessment of joined rock masses, pit optimisation and quarry yield estimation.


Ian also has experience in soil and rock logging for mining projects, tunnelling projects, near shore works (over water), construction monitoring and field logging for mineral sands and iron ore projects. Ian has completed fieldwork in challenging ground conditions, including work over soft tailings, and in areas underlain by soft man-made deposits. Ian always considers safety as the first priority when undertaking fieldwork and leads by example.