Peter Ledingham

Managing Director and Geothermal Engineer

Peter is a founding member of the company, which he joined following six years at the Camborne School of Mines Hot Dry Rock geothermal research project. He holds a degree in Mining Engineering and has more than 30 years’ experience in geothermal engineering, well testing, reservoir engineering, experiment design and project management. He has worked for the European Commission as an expert evaluator of geothermal project applications since 2007. He is a Director of Geothermal Engineering Limited, who hope to develop the first commercial geothermal power project in the UK. Away from the office Peter enjoys travel and sport, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and music. He is recently retired as the drummer in a Beatles tribute band.

Tony Batchelor


Tony is the founder, owner and Chairman of GeoScience. He has 44 years’ professional experience in the fields of applied rock mechanics relating to underground excavations, oilfield operations and geothermal engineering. He is the author of numerous technical papers and publications and has served on a number of significant review and advisory boards. He is a recognised international authority on wellbore rock mechanics in oilfield operations and geothermal engineering and was awarded a fellowship by the Royal Institute of Engineers in 2017. Away from work Tony enjoys terrestrial and aerial (drone) photography as well as woodworking.

Lucy Cotton

Geothermal Engineer / Geologist 

Lucy joined GeoScience in 2017 after completing her MSc in Exploration Field Geology at University College Cork. Her love of geology combined with her enthusiasm for the environment led her to pursue a career in geothermal energy. Outside the office Lucy enjoys surfing, hiking and playing the guitar.

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