Team

Peter Bloy

Managing Director & Principal Consultant

BSc (Hons) Geology - University of Natal; MAusIMM

Founding member of Bloy, Peter has been consulting privately since 1996 and has over 28 years of experience in Exploration and advanced projects. More than 20 years of his experience have been obtained in Geostatistics and deposit Modelling, covering the complete spectrum of exploration and exploitation of deposits, but with strong focus on the production end of mining. Peter is a competent person in the reporting of gold, nickel, copper, zinc and PGEs.

Marc Delport
Marc Delport

Developments Manager

BTech Information Technology - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; MAusIMM

Marc has over 10 years’ experience in designing, developing and deploying software solutions to the Mining Industry in both surface and underground operations. He manages Blockbuster’s development and support teams and plays an important role in the new business and developments aspects of the company.

Bryn Edwards

Senior Geologist

BSc (Hons) Geology – University of Cape Town, Cape Town; Pri. Sci. Nat

Bryn has 10 years of experience encompasses both open pit and underground production environments within Nickel and Cu-Pb-Zn deposits. Whilst his experience is primarily based in production, he has also been involved in the implementation and management of the Blockbuster grade control software at Nkomati Nickel mine as well as integrating various systems from drilling programs and modelling through to short term planning. Outside of work, Bryn likes to spend time with his young family, garden and attempt to play golf.

Tamson Menzies

Technical Support & Training Co-ordinator

Tamson has over six years’ experience at Bloy serving as the main client liaison and directing the support team’s efforts to provide rapid solutions in a production driven environment. Tamson provides a high level of technical support and training to clients using Datamine and Blockbuster software packages.

Louis van der Walt

Senior Software Engineer

BSc Computer Science – University of North West

Louis has over 15 years’ experience in developing software solutions for the mining industry with extensive background in software design, optimisations and project management and is formerly of Mine RP Solutions and Gijima AST (the developers responsible for Mine2-4D).

Annanda Smit

Senior Software Engineer

BA Human Movement Science – University of Pretoria, FDE Computer Science – College of Education of South Africa, Dip. Datametrics – University of South Africa

Annanda has more than 15 years’ experience in developing software solutions, most recently for the petrochemical and oil industry. She has been developing products for and supporting Bloy’s grade control software systems for the last three years.

Emil Botha

Software Developer

BSc (Hons) Computer Information Systems - University of the Free State

Emil discovered his love for solving interesting problems at a young age. Applying his skills as a software developer in various areas for more than 10 years allows him to live a rewarding career.  With experience ranging from custom software solutions to the manufacturing industry employing a wide range of technologies to solve today’s problems, Emil’s passion is fulfilled by solving interesting problems with the development team at Bloy.

Thomas Heath

Software Developer

Dip. Information Systems Engineering - Computer Training Institute

Thomas has over 10 year of experience working in the Software Development Industries. From Production and Financial systems to Master Data Management software solution, he has had a hand in developing a wide range of products. He enjoys the everyday challenges that gets thrown at him as a Software Developer.

Jean Barendse

Junior Developer

NDip Information Technology - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Jean has over 4 years’ experience in designing and developing web based solutions. He joins Blockbuster’s development and support teams and will play an important role in maintaining the existing products as well as migrating these to new technological platforms.

Joan Watson

Accounts & Contracts Administrator

Executive Secretarial Diploma

Joan has more than 30 years’ experience in finance and contracts administration, most recently for Bateman servicing a wide range of clients in the mining industry.

Geraldine Maka

Front Desk Administrator

Geraldine has over 4 years’ experience in the administrative and clerical field and most recently assisted Eden District Municipality in their Tourism department.

Bongiwe Penxe

General Office Assistant

Bongiwe has over 10 years’ experience in the hospitality industry and has been providing general office assistance to the Bloy team for the last 3 years.






WE’RE EXPANDING

We’re always on the lookout for the talented individuals to join our team, perhaps that’s you?
Follow this link to the ARANZ Geo’s job opportunities page to view current vacancies.

You can also register your interest in joining ARANZ Geo Limited by emailing us at hr@aranzgeo.com. This will put you in touch with our HR team.