Christian Ruegg - Geophysicist
Christian Ruegg


Christian has a BSc and MSc in Geology from the University of Canterbury. He is also SGL's safety officer, bringing his extensive training and experience from Urban Search and Rescue to the workplace and the field. As, a senior member of our geophysics team, Christian says "My main responsibility is managing Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) surveys, both as crew chief in the field and data analyst in the office. I also work assisting with a variety of geophysical surveying techniques. I particularly enjoy the fact that working as a geophysicist demands the constant application of scientific problem-solving in dynamic and unique environments."
Dr Mike Finnemore - Director/Senior Geophysicist
Dr Mike Finnemore

Director/Senior Geophysicist

Mike has over 20 years experience in field/research geophysics. He established Southern Geophysical Ltd. in 2002, in response to an increasing need for geophysical services for the geotechnical, geologic and environmental communities. Mike's has BSc (1989) in microelectronics and engineering physics, a MSc in exploration geophysics (1997) and a PhD in geology (2004). Mike has worked in Europe, North America, Antarctica and all across New Zealand. With two decades of professional experience and with his academic background, Mike is highly skilled at determining the geophysical solution that is right for you and your project.
Rebecca Gilbert - Geologist
Rebecca Gilbert


Rebecca received her BSc in Geology and Chemistry from the University of Canterbury and then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Geology. Rebecca specialises in data processing and analysis, especially for Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) and GPS and has specialist knowledge with geophysical software packages such as Surfer, Reflex W and CAD packages.
Travis Grace - Geologist
Travis Grace


Travis received his BSc in Geology from the University of Canterbury in 2013, then went on to gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology. Prior to gaining his university degree, Travis worked in the field of avionics which has proved to be useful in understanding geophysical methods and applications. When not reveling in the world of geophysics, Travis can be found running up hills or climbing mountains.
Southern Geophysical Ltd
3/28 Tanya Street
Christchurch 8062
New Zealand
+64 3 384 4302