Directors & Management

Dr G Colin Stove BSc (Hons) Phd HFBAC HFRSGS

Co-founder & Chairman, Executive Director

Colin is the technology founder and major shareholder of Adrok Ltd, and a prominent figure on various science industry boards. From 1975, after a successful academic career in the Geography Department at the University of Aberdeen, Colin held various high profile positions from leading Remote Sensing research at the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research to pioneering new radar research for a company set up to service UK Government and other commercial organisations. In 1988, Colin set up a new Ground Penetrating Radar business, breaking new ground in technology developments for non-destructive inspection services. Following the sale of this business in 1994 to an international drilling company, Colin set up his own science business which allowed him to develop his ideas of Atomic Dielectric Resonance (ADR). Colin was also an Expert Witness for the Crown Prosecution Service between 1994 to 1999. As Adrok's Chief Earth Scientist, Colin is in charge of our geoscientific mapping and identification research activities with a singular focus to deliver only the best innovations through Adrok.

Gordon Stove BSc

Co-founder & CEO, Executive Director

Gordon wants to be remembered in life as being a great dad, husband and friend and hopefully do a few things that work out well for everyone along the way and have lots of laughs. His inspiration has come from setting up Adrok and working with his Dad, Dr Colin Stove. He is co-founder and shareholder of Adrok Ltd and has helped in the development of Adrok’s intellectual property portfolio. Since Adrok’s inception, Gordon has managed Adrok’s technology developments and managed its global services business. Gordon is currently a Councillor of MinSouth and a member of the Energy Institute, Geoscience Energy Society of Great Britain, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Association of Petroleum Engineering, Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Scottish Energy Forum, Institute of Directors, the Royal Company of Merchants of The City of Edinburgh, the Virtual Advisory Board and the Caledonian Club. YPO'er with YPO Scotland chapter from 2018 to 2022. Gordon supports young entrepreneurs as a Business Mentor for Business Mentoring Scotland, as well as for the Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland. Gordon holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Edinburgh and is alumini of the University of Strathclyde Business School's Growth Advantage Programme and the School for CEOs. Qualified in PRINCE2 project management and in Leading First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 6.

Gordon thrives on being around like-minded people, he has a real thirst for knowledge and enjoys listening to people’s stories. One of the most important things for Gordon is having a laugh, he believes too many people take life too seriously, he thinks you should enjoy and appreciate every day on the planet and use humour to brighten up other people’s day.


Dr Kees van den Doel PhD, MSc

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Kees was a seconded Research Associate from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) from 2012 to end of March 2015, who had been working full-time with Adrok on validating and verifying the theory and fundamental physics behind Adrok’s technology. He joined Adrok in April 2015.

Kees has developed a Forward Model and an Inversion process for Adrok’s subsurface depth calculations, measurements and imagery. He is also an inventor of Adrok’s patents. He leads Adrok’s advanced computer algorithms, neural networks and software and helps ensure that our client projects meet technical and scientific objectives.

Kees has been a Research Associate at UBC since September 2000. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Computer Science from UBC, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Theoretical Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (USA) and a Master’s degree in Theoretical Particle Physics from the University of Amsterdam.