Andy Randell  Executive Director

Originally from the United Kingdom, Andy graduated from the University of Wales, Cardiff, with a bachelors degree in Environmental Geochemistry in 1998. Following this, he worked for the Senckenberg Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, collecting fossils from the world famous Messel and Enspel sites. Andy then returned to the UK during a downturn in the exploration industry, driving him into the world of finance. Initially working for Legal & General, he eventually moved on to Scottish Equitable as a financial advisor, gaining valuable, transferable skills.

Determined to return to geology as a career, his break came in 2007 when he was offered a contract to work as a Junior Geologist for StrataGold on their Guyanese operations. In 2009, the company was taken over by Victoria Gold Corp,, and was moved onto the Eagle Gold project in the Yukon. As Project Geologist, Andy undertook exploration drilling to advance the site through its pre-feasibility studies. In 2011, he was headhunted by Ryan Gold Corp., initially employed as a Senior Geologist then the Chief Geologist for their Yukon Portfolio.

He established his own consultancy in 2013, Strata GeoData Services, which has allowed him to broaden his scope and work with other companies and professionals. Strata GeoData Services has since diversified into three separate, but not exclusive, entities; SGDS Consult, SGDS Workshops and SGDS Hive. Andy also offers professional geological services and is the core of the business, working on a range of exploration and mining projects.


  • Founder of Below BC & SGDS Hive
  • Former Chief Geologist for Ryan Gold Corp.
  • Former Project Geologist for Victoria Gold Corp. and StrataGold
  • Graduate University of Wales, Cardiff, 1998