The Team
The Team


Courtney Pacey
General Manager

Courtney has been actively involved in the drilling industry for over 15 years having begun his career as an Offsider in 2003. Courtney started with VM Drilling in 2006 as a Trainee Driller and worked his way up to the position of Drill Supervisor/HSE Coordinator before departing VM to take up a management position working in West Africa.  Courtney has since returned to VM Drilling in the role of General Manager and oversees the day to day running of the business.


Dave Eddy

Operations Manager

Dave joined the VM Drilling team in October 2016 as the Operations Manager.  He has worked with various companies in many positions, most recently as a Drilling Supervisor and Projects Coordinator for a large drilling contractor.  He also has previous experience as a Site Manager and as a Senior Driller working on various drill rigs throughout Australia, Africa and Saudi Arabia. Dave’s experience in the drilling industry ranges over Aircore, Reverse Circulation, Blast Hole Drilling and Diamond Drilling. Dave brings his particular skill sets on board to ensure the smooth running of VM Drilling across multiple operations as well as drill scheduling and personnel rostering.


Office Administration

Dave Bowen Bse/Bus, Cpa
Financial Controller  

Dave has in house control of all VM Drilling finances and brings a broad knowledge

of accounting with him, he has worked internationally for some five years including

“KPMG" in Singapore for two years before returning to "Ernst and Young" as senior

auditor for a year and now settling in Kalgoorlie. He has a firm knowledge of the drilling
industry and a good understanding of what is required in our

ever-changing industry.



Anthony McCartney
Maintenance Manager

Anthony, better known as "Macca" joined the VM Drilling crew in August 2011. Macca  is responsible for the operations and running of our fully equipped workshop in consultation with Matt and Chris.  Macca has a qualified team of Drill Fitters and Boilermakers underneath him. Macca coordinates the jobs of all personnel he is responsible for in regards to servicing and continual maintenance of our fleet of Rigs, Support Trucks and Light Vehicles.  Macca also has a certificate IV in Automotive Service & Repair and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessing, ensuring him to assist in technical support and field service when necessary.



Lachlan Browne
Drill Supervisor     

Lachlan began his career in the drilling industry with VM Drilling in 2013 as a Drillers Offsider and through hard work and diligence has worked his way up to the position of Drill Supervisor. Lachlan is also VM Drilling's chief drill trainer and is extremely well versed in safe operating systems and practices. Lachlan is VM Drilling's roaming Supervisor meaning he visits all operations to ensure compliance to the Company's stringent Safety Management Systems and competence with the Company's training management strategies.