2011-12 - Ethiopia: Country Manager, Meridian Drilling Ltd

Rupert provided full time support, consultancy and operational leadership. His project management covered general management and services for geological exploration in one of the harshest environments on the planet. He ran a support and administration team in two offices for 30 personnel working on 2 drilling rigs in the Danakil Desert, drilling for potash samples. He set up and delivered a comprehensive financial audit and covered the gamut of human resource operations.