Ray Wood joins Chatham Rock Phosphate as Chief Operating Officer

19 March 2013

Chatham Rock Phosphate chief executive Chris Castle today announced Ray Wood is joining the company as Chief Operating Officer.

He will be based from 2 April at the CRP office at 93 The Terrace, Wellington.

“Ray has been a key part of our team for the best part of the last three years, working for us via GNS Science.  This is a very big step forward for CRP and underlines his enthusiasm for the project.  Ray has huge relevant experience, including being involved in research on the geology of the Chatham Rise in the 1980s.”

GNS, through Ray and his colleagues, has provided technical expertise to the project, particularly helping plan for and undertake exploration surveys. These surveys have collected geological and biological samples, geotechnical and geophysical data, and bathymetry data.

CRP will retain a relationship with GNS for technical support.

Ray is a Principal Scientist at GNS with areas of expertise in geology and geophysics (basin modelling, Continental Shelf delineation, crustal structure determination, marine geophysics, seismic stratigraphy and swath mapping).

Ray is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Geoscience Society of New Zealand,  and Ocean Survey 20/20 (Member of Advisory and Co-ordinating Group)

For further information please contact Chris Castle on 021 55 81 85 or chris@widespread.co.nz