Our People

  From first pass exploration targeting models, geostatistical data analysis, NI43-101 and JORC compliant resource models, our geology first strategy is designed to provide you with the most robust model based on all of the available data.  Our resource estimation specialists have extensive industry experience and industry recognized training in geostatistical and estimation methodology.  We will help identify deficiencies in data spacing or collection and work with you to develop and implement solutions that work for your team.
Louis Fourie
Louis started TMS Inc. in 2014. He has 20 years of experience in resource estimation, modelling and exploration support. Prior to TMS Inc, he worked for De Beers, Shore Gold (now Star Diamond Corp.) and North Rim Exploration.  A user of both Vulcan and GEMS, Louis has modelled and estimated resources and reserves for a wide range of commodities, including diamonds, boron, potash, phosphate and lithium (brines and clay).
Louis graduated from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, with a BSc (Hons) in Geology in 1996.
P.Geo, Pri. Sci. Nat.
Owner and Principal
Meet The Team
Pieter du Plessis
Pieter has 28 years of experience in exploration, mining and project development, mostly concentrating on diamonds and uranium. 

From running field camps, mine modelling and major project implementation to develop pricing forecasts for a variety of commodities and companies, Pieter's experience is exceptional. Pieter has worked for De Beers, Anglo American, Debswana, Namdeb, Shore Gold and Cameco.

Pieter graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 1993 with a MSc in Geology.
MSc, P.Geo
Mining and Modelling Strategist
Tony French
Tony has over 30 years of experience in exploration, project management and corporate roles. He has managed projects in diverse countries, from Australia and Canada to China and Botswana. While not his only commodity experience, Tony has spent many years managing diamond exploration projects, with companies including De Beers and Dominion Diamond Corp. 

Tony graduated with a MSc in Geology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. 
Project Geologist Associate
Eric Cline
Eric has 38 years experience in Law, Government and the Resource sector, having served in the Saskatchewan cabinet as Minister of Finance and Minister of Industry and Resources, among others, from 1995 to 2007.  Subsequently he spent time in the corporate world, serving in positions related to Sustainable Development, Corporate Affairs and others, as well as Corporate Council, with Shore Gold and K+S Potash Canada.

He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (BA, LI. B).
Legal, Land and Public Relations Specialist (Associate)
Terry Croteau
Terry has 13 years of experience in Exploration, Mine Geology as well as Resource Estimation.  He has worked in diamond and gold exploration, narrow-vein gold mining, and uranium Resource modelling, as well as oil and gas exploration. Previous companies include, De Beers, Encana, Cameco, Osisko and others.

Terry has a B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Citation in Geostatistics from the University of Alberta.
Project & Resource Geologist
Joe Dickson
  Joe has over 20 years of exploration and mining industry experience working with Cameco, Areva, Claude Resources, and Shore Gold. Joe's experience in managing Corporate Communications and Investor Relations on a global scale provides our clients with a broad range of skills and knowledge.

Joe attended the University of Saskatchewan. 

Corporate Communications and Investor Relations (Associate)